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LAMB wins European Visual Effects award at EFA

The European Film Academy has announced eight Excellence Award Winners who will be honored at this year's European Film Awards. Peter Hjorth and Fredrik Nord won the European Visual Effects award for their work on the Icelandic feature Lamb by Valdimar Jóhannsson. 

A special eight-member jury convened in Berlin and, based on the Feature Film Selection, decided on the winners. In the jury's reasoning for selecting Hjorth and Nord it says: "The excellent visual effects in LAMB create a magical realism which transports the audience into another dimension."

Lamb is also among six films nominated for the European Film Awards in the category European Discovery 2021 – Prix FIPRESCI. The award is presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a director for a first full-length feature film. The 34th European Film Awards Ceremony will take place on December 11.

Lamb trailer

Lamb is a supernatural drama about an Icelandic couple who live with their herd of sheep on a beautiful but remote farm. When they discover a mysterious newborn on their land, they decide to keep it and raise it as their own. This unexpected development, and the prospects of a new family, brings them much joy before ultimately destroying them.

The film was directed by Valdimar Jóhannsson, written by Jóhannsson and the acclaimed Icelandic poet, novelist, and screenwriter Sjón. It is an Iceland/Sweden/Poland coproduction and was produced by Hrönn Kristinsdóttir and Sara Nassim at Iceland's Go to Sheep.

International sales for Lamb are being handled by New Europe Film Sales (jan@neweuropefilmsales.com).