Lamb ★★½

I was interested in Lamb after the Cannes reviews because it seemed like an unusual and "horror-esque" take on motherhood and self-care amidst traumatic incidents. At times, it achieves its set-up while showcasing the Icelandic beauty with tracking shots and other maneuvers, but it feels more like a gag than an actual narrative. It holds too dear life with its quip, all leading up to a grave conclusion that has been plastered there for shocks or laughter. The performances are solid, that aspect of maternity in the first act is captured quite well, the cinematography is good-looking, yet its narrative is the central quandary. This half-human half-lamb-born story manages to engage, but as it unfolds by the latter acts, it reveals itself as only a farce.

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