Monday, February 13, 2023

Lamb (2022) Santa Barbara International FIlm Festival

While a mother and her baby are having breakfast a menacing young man enters.

When LAMB ended I yelped "You can't stop now!" I was so shocked at the ending I scanned through the end credits to see if director Sinéad O'Loughlin put in anything to indicate what happens next.  She did not, with the result that I was left twisting in the wind.

All hail a director who understands the power of suggestion and allowing our minds to fill in the blanks.

Dear god what a film. I mean seriously, this small little poisoned pill packs a punch. This is the sort of a thing that gets a director noticed.

Hello Sinéad O'Loughlin, I have taken notice, what are you doing next?

This is a lean mean film that grips you as tightly as a psycho's arm grasping yours as he leads you out the backdoor to the slaughter.

Highly recommended both as film unto itself and as a calling card of a director to reckon with.

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