‘Lamb’ Brings Home The Bacon At Sitges Film Festival

Horror films have been getting their due this year–domestically and at overseas film festivals.

The Icelandic horror film Lamb this weekend was awarded the top prize for best feature-length film at the celebrated Sitges Fantasy Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sitges–held in Spain–is one of the world’s foremost international festivals for horror and fantasy films.

Lamb–which premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival in July–is the debut feature from writer/director Valdimar Johannsson. The film–distributed in North America by A24–hit local theaters earlier this month.

In addition, the star of Lamb–Noomi Rapace–took home the Best Actress Award for her role as Maria, sharing the honor with Susanne Jensen for her performance in the Austrian horror film Luzifer.

In the R-rated Lamb, a childless couple–Maria and Ingvar–discover “a mysterious newborn–a human/sheep hybrid–on their farm in Iceland. The unexpected prospect of family life brings them joy, before ultimately destroying them,” according to the official synopsis.

Earlier this year, another horror film–Titane–was singled out for excellence, winning the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes. DIrector Julia Ducournau became only the second female filmmaker to receive the honor in the 74-year history of the festival. Titane was released by Neon in the U.S. earlier this month.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Lamb or Titane.


Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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