Deadline is reporting that U.S. distributor IFC Midnight has picked up North American rights to Małgorzata Szumowska’s Irish-Belgian co-production The Other Lamb.

The Other Lamb is a haunting tale that follows a young woman, raised in a repressive cult led by a charismatic patriarch, who grows skeptical of his leadership after a supernatural event and begins to challenge his teachings.

Raffey Cassidy (Vox Lux), Michiel Huisman (The Haunting Of Hill House) and Irish actor Denise Gough (Colette) star in the lead roles.

The Other Lamb is the first English-language feature of Polish Silver Bear-winning director Szumowska, who is best known for The Body and Mug. The script, by Australian screenwriter Catherine S McMullen, was selected for the 2017 Black List.

Aoife O’Sullivan and Tristan Orpen Lynch of Irish production company Subotica produce with Academy Award-nominated producer David Lancaster and Stephanie Wilcox of U.S.-based Rumble Films, in association with Marie Gade Denessen of Denmark’s Zentropa, and in co-production with Belgium’s Umedia. Executive producers are Julia Godzinskaya and Will Norton of Rooks Nest Entertainment, Jon Shiffman and Andrew Schwartzberg of Rumble Films, and Adrian Politowski of Umedia. The film is supported by Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland.

The deal was negotiated between IFC Films’ EVP of Acquisitions and Productions Arianna Bocco and UTA Independent Film Group’s Aijah Keith.

The Other Lamb is the perfect addition to our 2020 slate of boundary-pushing and auteur-driven titles. Malgo’s distinct, original, and commanding approach to the film is completely in line with our goal of
broadening the definition of what genre film can be. We unanimously wanted to work with her.

Arianna Bocco, EVP of Acquisitions and Productions – IFC Films

I couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with IFC on my English-language debut. Their history of championing auteurs from Europe in North America is incredible, and I’m very happy to join their roster of iconoclastic storytellers.

Małgorzata Szumowska, Director

IFC Midnight will release the film in North America in 2020.

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