Lamb won Cannes award

19.07.2021 - 14:44
Íslenska kvikmyndin Dýrið hreppti frumleikaverðlaun í flokknum Un Certain Regard á kvikmyndahátíðinni í Cannes 2021.
 Mynd: Ysland
The Icelandic film Dýrið (Lamb) this weekend won the Un Certain Regard Prize of Originality at the Cannes Film Festival.

Mysterious offspring in a remote valley 

Dýrið received its world premiere at Cannes and tells the story of sheep farmers María and Ingvar, who live in a beautiful-but-remote valley. When a mysterious being is born on the farm, they decide to keep it and raise it as their own offspring. 

Valdimar Jóhannsson directed the movie, which was filmed in Hörgársveit, and also wrote the screenplay, alongside Sjón. 

Rapace’s first role in Icelandic 

Swedish actress Noomi Rapace takes the lead role in Dýrið. She lived in Iceland as a child and this is her first starring role in Icelandic. Her husband is played by Hilmir Snær Guðnason. 

The picture above shows director Valdimar Jóhannsson with the prize, alongside producers Sara Nassim and Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, and cameraman Eli Arenson. 

Dýrið will receive its Icelandic premiere in September. 

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