TrustNordisk has shut a number of territory offers on “The Different Lamb,” Malgorzata Szumowska’s English-language debut, which competed eventually 12 months’s San Sebastian and performed at Toronto.
Tackling patriarchy in a daring approach, the Irish psychological drama revolves round a cult, referred to as the Flock, and is informed by the eyes of 15-year-old Selah, performed by British up-and-comer Raffey Cassidy.
“The Different Lamb” was acquired for Latin America (California Filmes/World Media Distribution), Ukraine and Russia, (Capella Movies), Albania, Slovenia and different Japanese European territories (Cinemania Groupicon), Estonia (Estin Movie), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Movie Europe), Poland (Kino Swiat), Taiwan (Moviecloud), Lithuania (Scanorama / Kino Aljausas), Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg (September Movie Rights), Hungary (Vertigo Media) and Romania (Zeradia Storytelling). UTA beforehand offered the movie to IFC. Mubi has rights for the U.Ok. and Eire.
Written by the award-winning Australian screenwriter Catherine S. McMullen, “The Different Lamb” follows the journey of Selah who participates within the sacred ritual of the birthing of the lambs – upon which their cult depends upon for survival – and has a surprising and otherworldly expertise. She begins to have unusual visions that make her query her personal actuality, and the whole lot that’s been taught to her and her sisters by Shepherd, the person operating the cult (Michiel Huisman). Denise Gough (“Colette”) additionally stars within the movie. Szumowska’s earlier credit embrace the Berlin Silver Bear profitable movie “Physique” and “Mug,” which gained Berlin’s Grand Jury Prize.
“The Different Lamb” was produced by David Lancaster and Stephanie Wilcox of Rumble Movies, whose credit embrace “Whiplash” and “Nightcrawler,” alongside Aoife O’Sullivan and Tristan Orpen Lynch of Subotica Prods. in affiliation with Marie Gade Denessen of Zentropa and in co-production with Umedia. Govt producers are Julia Godzinskaya and Will Norton of Rooks Nest Leisure, Jon Shiffman and Andrew Schwartzberg of Rumble Movies and Adrian Politowski of Umedia. The movie is made with the participation of Fís Éireann/Display screen Eire and is an official Irish-Belgian co-production.