Małgorzata Szumowska (Mug, Body) has finished shooting an Irish-Belgian thriller called The Other Lamb on location in Ireland. The protagonist of the story is a young woman called Selah, who was raised in a religious cult called The Flock. After she takes part in a rite-of-passage ceremony, her view of her congregation and its leader Shepherd’s teachings changes. Selah also starts to experience the sensual and sexual sides of life.
In 2017, the script, written by Catherine S McMullen, was placed on the so-called Black List, which is a repository of the best unrealised screenplays. “What also convinced me to make this film was the fact that it’s produced by people who worked on Whiplash and Nightcrawler, David Lancaster and Stephanie Wilcox,” Szumowska tells Cineuropa.
“I was also attracted by the very strong script and cast, including Raffey Cassidy, who showed huge potential in The Killing of a Sacred Deer. I feel more than prepared to make my first English-language movie, and I am very open to working on a genre film,” the Polish helmer adds.Continue Reading →