Lamb ★★½

How are the sheep so emotive? Have I just never stared at one long enough? One of the scenes of Ada (the sheep baby) and the father holding hands nearly brought me to tears? Didn’t really strike me as horror, rather just drama. I surprisingly found this touching in it’s supposed ideas of a makeshift family and even the character of the brother added a conflict which I thought really worked. To me, this was purely a woman’s struggle- Noomi Rapace tells a tender tale of past trauma and grief and how she is coping. I have my own theories about some of the story (one point is how the door frames look like lamb’s blood- perhaps a sacrifice in the end?) but once you get past the first hour- it’s really engaging and despite the sparse dialogue it is full of interpreted meaning about the secluded lives that this family attempts to rebuild for themselves.

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