Raffey Cassidy (Selah), Michiel Huisman (Shephard), Denise Gough, Ailbhe Cowley (Tamar), Eve Connelly (Adriel), Isabelle Connelly (Eloise)
The Flock, a group of about 20 women live in the Pacific Northwest. The sun to their planet is the Shephard. The women worship him with their bodies as well as their faith, as testified by the number of exclusively female children they’ve brought into the tribe.
Life with Shephard is the only life Selah has ever known. Their self-sufficient community possesses no modern technology, and is hidden away in the woods, far from modern civilization. Shephard is the group’s guardian, teacher and lover. Each of the many female members of the group is either his wife or daughter. Selah is pure in faith, but also dangerously headstrong. She was raised as a daughter of Shephard, but it is only a matter of time before she stands to become a wife.
As an encounter with the authorities forces women and Selah to build a new Eden further inland, Selah increasingly doubts her faith, and has strange, bloody visions. The onset of puberty brings with it harsh new rituals, and her first shocking glimpse of what happens to Shephard’s women as they age.
Director and screenwriter. Born in 1973in Cracow. Studied a History of Art at Jagiellonian University in Cracow for two years. Graduated from the Directing Department of the National Film School in Łódź (1998). Recipient of many prestigious awards. She won the Silver Bear for Best Director for “Body” and for “Mug” (Berlin International Film Festival 2015 & 2018). In 2015 she was awarded the Gold Cross of Merit – the highest civilian award in Poland. Member of European Film Academy.
2019 The Other Lamb
2018 Mug (Twarz)
2015 Body (Ciało)
2013 In the Name of… (W imię…)
2012 Elles (Sponsoring)
2008 33 Scenes from Life (33 sceny z życia)
2006 A Nothing to Be Scared (Czego się bać?) – documentary
2005 Stranger (Ono)
2005 My Dad Maciek (Mój tata Maciek) – documentary
2005 Father [in:] Solidarity, Solidarity (Ojciec [w:] Solidarność, Solidarność)
2004 Crossroad (Skrzyżowanie)
2001 Document (Dokument) – documentary
2000 Happy Man (Szczęśliwy człowiek)
1997 Silence (Cisza) – documentary
(5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago)
Sunday, 11/24/2019 3:00 PM.
2019, 97 min, Ireland, Belgium, USA
CATHERINE S. MCMULLEN
MARIA GADE DENESSEN