Valdimar Jóhannsson directs Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson in this Icelandic folk horror about a couple who raise a lamb as if it were their own child.
The slow, achingly slow, drip feed of information works wonders here. It is a very simple film… it could be music video and still contain most of the plot developments with time to spare. I thought it was pretty much perfect but do wonder how rewatchable it would be once you know just how pure a dark fairytale it is? It really is just all atmosphere. But as Russ Abbott sang “I love a party with an atmosphere.” An ominous gem.
Perfect Double Double: Little Otik (2000)
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