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How Lamb Changed The Way I Look At Films



This is one piece in a collection of 10 film reviews submitted by this year’s New Wave Jury members at Cornwall Film Festival 2021. The collection tackles recent films that stood out as radical works of filmmaking. You can read the other reviews here.


I have not gone completely blind into a film for a long while, so Vladimir Jóhannsson's Lamb (2021) surprised me in many ways. Is the film a horror? Erm - a little. The score had the faintest sense of tension and the gruesome ending would suggest that the film is a horror but throughout the film, I thought it leaned toward more of a family drama.


The most beautiful and quiet moments were with María and Ada, and their connection to each other which makes their relationship very unique. But as you realise