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