The Scythian Lamb

(Hitsuji no ki, 羊の木)

UK Premiere

A dwindling port town in northern Japan decides to welcome six strangers into the community in an effort to mitigate its population decline. Unassuming city official Hajime Tsukisue (Ryo Nishikido) is put in charge of the welcoming committee, making sure that the outsiders settle in well. Before long, his initially friendly attitude begins to wane as he discovers that the motley crew of newcomers have a chequered past and uneasiness begins to creep over the town’s residents. As the strangers begin to infiltrate the town, establishing relationships with the locals, inexplicable things being to occur..

Blending dark humour and taut suspense, director Yoshida Daihachi studies the human condition in his adaptation of a thriller manga by the maestro team of Yamagami Tatsuhiko and Igarashi Mikio.

2018/126 min/English Subtitles

Director: Daihachi Yoshida

Cast: Ryô Nishikido, Fumino Kimura, Kazuki Kitamura
©2018 "The Scythian Lamb" Film Partners ©Tatsuhiko Yamagami, Mikio Igarashi/KODANSHA

Showing at:

ICA
2 February 2019

Square Chapel
9 February 2019

QUAD
9 February 2019

Dundee Contemporary Arts
23 February 2019

Showroom Cinema
26 February 2019

Depot
27 February 2019

Queen's Film Theatre
3 March 2019

Phoenix Leicester
26 March 2019