We are excited to announce that the feature THE OTHER
LAMB, the English-language debut of critically acclaimed and Silver
Bear-winning director Malgorzata Szumowska, has been selected for the Special
Presentations programme at the Toronto International Film Festival (5 September
- 15 September 2019). The feature will also have its world premiere in Toronto.
Director Malgorzata Szumowska's first
English-language film, THE OTHER LAMB, has been selected to world premiere at
the Toronto International Film Festival. Szumowska is already a prolific
filmmaker, having won the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival
2015 for her film BODY and subsequently the Grand Jury Prize for her film MUG
For this European co-production, Szumowska has gathered a talented and highly
acclaimed team both on and off-screen, and the recent selection for
Toronto marks the high quality of the film. Managing Director of TrustNordisk,
Susan Wendt, comments:
are very proud to have THE OTHER LAMB premiere at Toronto International Film
Festival. It is a pleasure to be working with such a talented team on this
feature with a thrilling psychological story at its heart.´
Written by award-winning Australian
screenwriter Catherine S. McMullen and featured on the 2017 Black List and
Blood List, THE OTHER LAMB features young talent Raffey Cassidy, who most
recently starred opposite Natalie Portman in Brady Corbet´s VOX LUX (2018) as
well as in Yorgos Lanthimos' THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (2017). Cassidy was
the youngest ever actor to be named in Screen Internationa´s Stars of Tomorrow
in 2013 for her role as Athena in TOMORROWLAND, opposite George Clooney.
THE OTHER LAMB´s cast also includes the
talented Michiel Huisman, who was most recently seen in the popular Netflix
series THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE (2018), as well as in HBO´s GAME OF THRONES
as Daario Naharis (2014-2016) and THE AGE OF ADALINE (2015),
and award-winning Denise Gough (COLETTE, 2018; JULIET, NAKED, 2018).
THE OTHER LAMB is produced by Academy
AwardÂ®-nominee David Lancaster and Stephanie Wilcox of Rumble Films, who have
also produced the award-winning WHIPLASH (2014), NIGHTCRAWLER (2014) and EYE IN
THE SKY (2016), together with Aoife O´Sullivan and Tristan Orpen Lynch of
Subotica (MISS JULIE, 2014; YOUNG ONES, 2014), Danish producer Marie Gade
Denessen of Zentropa (THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT, 2018; THE HUNT, 2012) and in
co-production with Umedia (MY BRILLIANT FRIEND, 2019; MANDY, 2018).
THE OTHER LAMB is a haunting and
nightmarish tale that tells the story of Selah (RAFFEY CASSIDY), a young girl
born into an alternative religion known as the Flock. The members of the Flock
- all women and female children - live in a rural compound, and are led by one
man, known only as Shepherd (MICHIEL HUISMAN). Selah, a daughter who is on the
cusp of teenage-hood, is an incredibly devoted follower, but begins to bond
with Sarah (DENISE GOUGH), an outcast wife who has grown skeptical of
Shepherd´s teachings. Selah is given the great honor of participating in the
sacred ritual of the birthing of the lambs - upon which they depend for
survival - where she has a shocking and transformative experience. She
begins to have strange visions that make her question her own reality, and
everything the Shepherd has taught her and her sisters.
THE OTHER LAMB is produced by Rumble Films
and Subotica Productions, in association with Zentropa and in co-production
with Umedia. Executive producers are Julia Godzinskaya and Will Norton of Rooks
Nest Entertainment, Jon Shiffman and Andrew Schwartzberg of Rumble Films,
Adrian Politowski of Umedia and Anders Kjærhauge of Zentropa. The film is made
with the participation of FÃs Ã‰ireann/Screen Ireland and is an official
International sales handled by TrustNordisk.
Domestic rep is UTA.
Local release still to be announced.
To learn more about the film, please click here.