By Naya Mørch-Jessen




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

in 2018. 


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

Award®-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 Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland and is an official

Irish-Belgian co-production.






International sales handled by TrustNordisk.


Domestic rep is UTA.



Local release still to be announced.






To learn more about the film, please click here.