Review: ‘The Other Lamb’ will haunt and hypnotize.

THE OTHER LAMB
A girl born into an all-female cult led by a man in their compound begins to question his teachings and her own reality.

The Other Lamb relies, almost entirely, on the abilities of Raffey Cassidy and Michiel Huisman. These two could have a film of their own. You will find yourself yearning for more once the credits roll. So many questions remain, and I do mean that as a compliment. The intensity brought by both these actors adds to the eerie nature of the plot. There is a visceral pull that makes you keep watching even as you are horrified by the subject matter. A film about abusive misogyny and subversive female empowerment in the strangest of circumstance equals brilliant storytelling in my book.

The vivid cinematography makes for a stunning viewing experience on its own. Add in the chilling screenplay, engrossing editing, and breathtaking performances from the almost entirely female cast and you have a gorgeous portrait of brainwashing and inevitable betrayal. The Other Lamb has an otherworldly feel. It will make your skin crawl as it grips your body entirely with its storytelling.

Below you will find a clip that very beautifully illustrates the mood of The Other Lamb.

The film comes to your screen today April 10th. Check out the trailer below.

THE OTHER LAMB– A FILM BY MALGORZATA SZUMOWSKA
Written by Catherine S. McMullen
Starring Raffey Cassidy (Vox Lux, The Killing of a Sacred Deer),
Michiel Huisman (The Invitation, Game of Thrones), Denise Gough (Colette)
About Director MALGORZATA SZUMOWSKA

Born in Kraków, Małgorzata Szumowska is one of the most prominent Polish directors of today. Szumowska has been honored with several international awards, including the Teddy Award for IN THE NAME OF at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival and the Silver Leopard Award for 33 SCENES FROM LIFE at the 2008 Locarno Film festival. Her film, ELLES (2011), featuring Juliette Binoche and Anaïs Demoustier, was sold to over 40 countries. BODY (2015) won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 65th Berlinale and her film, MUG (2018), was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at Berlinale. Szumowska’s latest film, THE OTHER LAMB, a 2017 Black List script starring Denise Gough, Raffey Cassidy, and Michiel Huisman debuted at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and will open in April courtesy of IFC Films.

About Liz Whittemore

Liz grew up in northern Connecticut and was memorizing movie dialogue from Shirley Temple to A Nightmare on Elm Street at a very early age. She will watch just about any film all the way through (no matter how bad) just to prove a point. A loyal New Englander, a lover of Hollywood, and true inhabitant of The Big Apple.