Noomi Rapace is a talented Swedish actress that we’ve admired for a long time, notably from her brilliant performances in the Swedish adaptation of the Millennium trilogy as Lisbeth Salander. We also enjoyed her in The Drop alongside Tom Hardy, thriller The Secrets We Keep with Joel Kinnaman, and now the A24 festival favourite, the Icelandic movie Lamb. The film, directed by Valdimar Jóhannsson and written by Jóhannsson and Sjón, stars Rapace as María, one half of a childless sheep farming couple in Iceland, who discover that one of their sheep has given birth to a baby lamb / human hybrid, that is then taken in by the couple and raised as their own. The movie, which screened at Cannes and in a special screening at the BFI London Film Festival, is something special to behold and will haunt us for a long time after.
We had the distinct pleasure of speaking with the extremely giving Rapace for a quick but detailed interview.
Lamb is now playing in select theatres