If you’ve been enjoying the recent surge of movies about cult leaders and cultish behavior, IFC Midnight’s The Other Lamb may be for you. Starring Raffey Cassidy (The Killing of a Sacred Deer) and Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones), the film centers on a young woman who begins to question her cult and the teachings of its messiah-like leader.
The film is directed by Małgorzata Szumowska, the Polish filmmaker behind 2011’s Elles with Juliette Binoche and Joanna Kulig. Worth seeking that one out.
SYNOPSIS: For her entire life, the cult she was born into has been all that teenage Selah (Raffey Cassidy) has known. Along with a band of similarly cloistered young women she lives seemingly unstuck in time, cut off from modern society in a remote forest commune presided over by a man called Shepherd (Michiel Huisman), a controlling, messiah-like figure with a frightening dark side. But when her insular world is rocked by a series of nightmarish visions and disturbing revelations, Selah begins to question everything about her existence—including her allegiance to the increasingly dangerous Shepherd. Awash in images of primal, dreamlike dread, this provocative fable is a haunting vision of adolescent awakening and revolt.
The Other Lamb opens in theaters and VOD on April 3rd.