Manori Ravindran International EditorIcelandic filmmaker Valdimar Jóhannsson, who made his feature directorial debut with “Lamb,” has signed with CAA, Variety can reveal.Jóhannsson made a splash last year with the Noomi Rapace-led “Lamb,” which the helmer co-wrote with Icelandic author Sjón.
The off-kilter film — which became a viral sensation after its trailer debuted — follows a childless couple who discover a hybrid lamb baby that’s half-human, half lamb.
They take her in and raise her as their own child, but nature soon comes calling to reclaim its own.“Lamb,” which was the talk of Cannes following its world premiere at the festival in 2021, was produced by Hrönn Kristinsdóttir and Sara Nassim, and co-produced by Piodor Gustavson and Klaudia Smieja-Rostworowska.
The film was shortlisted for best international feature film at this year’s Oscars, and longlisted for the BAFTA Awards. It won the Prize of Originality in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes.New Europe Film Sales acquired “Lamb” at an early stage for international sales, and the film was distributed in the U.S.Read more on variety.com