The Other Lamb

The Other Lamb

The Other Lamb

Cult horror following a cloistered all-female religious group led by one man (Michiel Huisman, Game of Thrones) and questioned by one of the young devotees (Raffey Cassidy, Killing of a Sacred Deer). From Malgorzata Szumowska, director of Silver Berlin Bear winner Mug

The story of Selah (Cassidy), a young girl born into an alternative religion known as the Flock. The members of the Flock – all women and female children – live in a rural compound, and are led by one man, known only as Shepherd (Huisman). Selah begins to bond with Sarah (Denise Gough), an outcast wife who has grown skeptical of Shepherd’s teachings. When Selah takes part in the sacred ritual of the birthing of the lambs she has a shocking and transformative experience.

202097 minsUSA, Belgium, Ireland
DramaHorror
Director:
Malgorzata Szumowska ('Mug', 'In the Name of', 'Body')
Writer:
C.S. McMullen
Cast:
Michiel HuismanDenise GoughRaffey Cassidy
68%
want to see

Reviews & comments

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Szumowska is a visually confident director capable of constructing some magnificent imagery, but it’s a film that’s forever threatening to be more style than substance.

3.0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Szumowska made a name for herself as a producer on Lars von Trier’s Antichrist, and there’s a bit of that provocation’s doom-and-gloom unreality in the painterly sprawl of the movie’s backwoods backdrop.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

There are eerie elements to the camp that are never fully explained, like intricate web-like threads that adorn certain parts of their camp, and it feels like there are still pieces of the story hidden from the audience.

Vox

Vox

press

What makes The Other Lamb feel fresh is how Szumowska renders her world — in vivid colors and inky blacks, with slow zooms that turn their placid, pastoral lives into something uncanny.

4.0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Though hardly subtle in its metaphoric intent, this story of a rural cult of all women, segregated into “sisters” and “wives,” led by a single powerful man makes for an unnervingly effective thriller dripping with atmosphere and foreshadowing.

Variety

Variety

press

After a while, all these visual poetics start to feel like a pretentious means of suggesting enigmatic depth where there really is none.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Malgorzata's command of her medium makes the film a pleasure to watch...

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Szumowska's command of craft and a torrent of unsettling imagery will enhance her reputation as a visionary director.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Szumowska is a visually confident director capable of constructing some magnificent imagery, but it’s a film that’s forever threatening to be more style than substance.

3.0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Szumowska made a name for herself as a producer on Lars von Trier’s Antichrist, and there’s a bit of that provocation’s doom-and-gloom unreality in the painterly sprawl of the movie’s backwoods backdrop.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

There are eerie elements to the camp that are never fully explained, like intricate web-like threads that adorn certain parts of their camp, and it feels like there are still pieces of the story hidden from the audience.

Vox

Vox

press

What makes The Other Lamb feel fresh is how Szumowska renders her world — in vivid colors and inky blacks, with slow zooms that turn their placid, pastoral lives into something uncanny.

4.0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Though hardly subtle in its metaphoric intent, this story of a rural cult of all women, segregated into “sisters” and “wives,” led by a single powerful man makes for an unnervingly effective thriller dripping with atmosphere and foreshadowing.

Variety

Variety

press

After a while, all these visual poetics start to feel like a pretentious means of suggesting enigmatic depth where there really is none.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Malgorzata's command of her medium makes the film a pleasure to watch...

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Szumowska's command of craft and a torrent of unsettling imagery will enhance her reputation as a visionary director.

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