At long last, I’m happy to present you with Blu-Ray screencaptures of “Lamb”, which has been released in most territories on-demand and home video by now. If you haven’t seen it by now, make sure to grab your copy to witness not only one of the most fascinating films of the last years, but also one of Noomi’s very best performances so far. Besides the screencaptures from the film (spoilers ahead), I’ve also added the disc’s deleted scenes, making of and on-set pictures. Enjoy.
After what was rumored to be a long search, Thierry Fremaux has found his president for the 2022 Cannes Film Festival Jury. According to The Playlist, legendary French actor Vincent Lindon, who starred in last year’s Palme d’Or winner, “Titane,” will take the mantle following Spike Lee‘s reign last year. Lindon also won the Best Actor prize at the festival in 2015 for “The Measure of a Man.” Joining Lindon will be a slew of well-known international film figures who also happen to be members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (for those paying attention). Those members include director and actress Rebecca Hall (“Passing”), director Jeff Nichols (“Loving”), Norweigan director Joachim Trier (“The Worst Person in the World”) two-time Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi (“A Separation”), actress Noomi Rapace (“Prometheus”) and French director Ladj Ly (“Les Miserables”). Also on the jury are Indian actress Deepika Padukone and Italian actress, and director Jasmine Trinca (2017 winner of Best Actress in Un Certain Regard for “Fortunata”). Trinca will also be on hand for a special screening of her directorial debut, “Marcel!” In a statement from the Festival, Lindon remarked, “It is a great honor and source of pride to be entrusted, in the midst of the tumult of all the events we are going through in the world, with the splendid, weighty task of chairing the Jury of the 75th International Cannes Film Festival. With my Jury, we will strive to take the best possible care of the films of the future, all of which carry the same secret hope of courage, loyalty, and freedom, with a mission to move the greatest number of women and men by speaking to them of their common wounds and joys. Culture helps the human soul to rise and hope for tomorrow.” Lindon becomes the first French jury president since Isabelle Huppert in 2009. The 2022 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 17-28.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jonathan Banks will star alongside Noomi Rapace in Constellation, a psychological thriller that has been ordered straight to series at Apple. Created by Peter Harness (War of the Worlds, Doctor Who, Wallander), Constellation is described as a conspiracy-based psychological space adventure that explores the dark edges of human psychology, one woman’s desperate quest to expose the truth about the hidden history of space travel and for her to recover all that she has lost. Michelle MacLaren is set to direct the first two episodes of the series, which will mark a reunion for the helmer with Banks following Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. The series serves as MacLaren’s third project with Apple, joining Shining Girls and The Morning Show. Rapace will play Jo, a woman who returns to Earth after a disaster in space – only to discover that key pieces of her life seem to be missing. Banks will play an astronaut. Constellation is co-produced by Turbine Studios and Haut et Court TV. Harness, David Tanner and Tracey Scoffield (Small Axe), Caroline Benjo, Simon Arnal and Carole Scotta (No Man’s Land), as well as Justin Thomson (Liaison) exec produce alongside MacLaren and Rebecca Hobbs (Shining Girls).
I hope you have all enjoyed “Black Crab” on Netflix. I found it to be the almost perfect film – the first two thirds of Adam Berg’s (unfortunately not so fictional war thriller) were brilliant with outstanding cinematography and great acting – the final act fell back a little bit and closed as a rather generic action flick. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it very much and rank it among Noomi’s best films. A week after its release, Netflix has released a couple new videos for the film – including a “Rate That Wig” segment which can only serve as a tribute to the horrible corkscrew wig she wore in the film, and there’s an additional press junket interview which you can all find below.
Noomi Rapace graces one of the ten virtual covers for Crash Magazine’s Resistance Issue, which is available to order from this week. Inside, according to the magazine, is an in depth interview with Rapace about her modest upbringing, her career and her most recent project, “Black Crab”. You can order the magazine in the Crash store, a preview of its featured editorial is below.
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2022 – Session 002
On Friday, Noomi Rapace was interviewed on the Swedish programme Nyhetsmorgon, promoting both the theatrical release of “Lamb” in Sweden and the global release of “Black Crab” on Netflix this Friday. Unfortunately, the video can only be watched within Sweden, so if you’re among the lucky ones, enjoy the interview. Edit: Noomi was also interviewed on today’s Kulturnyheterna. The clip can be found in the video archive with screencaptures being added to the photo gallery.
While “Lamb” has been released in most countries around the globe, theatrically and/or on-demand, there are still some countries waiting to see Valdimar Jóhannsson’s arthouse hit – Sweden being one of the last countries to see a theatrical release. On Monday, Noomi attended the film’s premiere in Stockholm. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – “Lamb” Premiere (Stockholm)
Focus Features has released a second theatrical trailer for Goran Stolevski’s Sundance hit “You Won’t Be Alone”, which has emerged and a critical darling so far and is set to release US theatres on April 01, 2022. A new production stills and screencaptures from the trailer have been added as well.
Noomi is featured on the cover and inside this Saturday’s Två Dagar by the Göteborgs-Posten. Check out scans in the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2022 – Göteborgs-Posten (Sweden, March 05, 2022)
With director Adam Berg’s Black Crab arriving on Netflix March 18, Collider has exclusively premiered the first trailerfrom the Noomi Rapace film. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the Swedish action thriller follows six soldiers sent on a covert mission to transport a mysterious package across a frozen archipelago without knowing what dangers lie ahead or who they can trust. The cast is stacked, alongside Rapace is Jakob Oftebro, Erik Enge, Dar Salim, Ardalan Esmaili, Aliette Opheim, and David Dencik. Malin Idevall and Mattias Montero are producing the film with Rapace, Christopher Granier-Deferre, Berg, Emil Wiklund, and Kim Magnusson serving as executive producers. Black Crab was written by Berg and Pelle Rådström and it’s based on the novel of the same name from Jerker Virdborg. The first look images show Rapace on the frozen archipelago with her team as they begin operation Black Crab, something she labels as a “suicide mission” in the trailer. And we continue to see a series of darker images showing the team planning to make their journey to transport a package across the archipelago to try and end this war that they’re in.