“Laura (Holliday Grainger) and Tyler (Alia Shawkat) have been best friends for 10 years and they share an intense co-dependency, living together and spending their nights drinking, snorting and fucking their way through Dublin. (…) In her second narrative feature, Australian director Sophie Hyde has forged a wonderful, utterly lived-in film about two women at a crossroads. (…) But what’s so startling about ‘Animals’ is its undying ability to upend expectations. (…) It’s easy to underestimate the unstructured delicacy of the script, written by Emma Jane Unsworth based on her book of the same name. There’s rich detail and truth underpinning her gloriously untamed study of friendship, one that refuses to play by the rules.” (Benjamin Lee, The Guardian)

Around The World in 14 Films 2019, presented by Emily Atef – in the presence of the producer Sarah Brocklehurst


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

OT: Animals
Director: Sophie Hyde
Screenplay: Emma Jane Unsworth
Country: Ireland, Great Britain, Australia 2019
Production: Closer Productions, Vico Films, Sarah Brocklehurst Productions
Cast: Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fe
Length: 109 min.
Language: English OV
Distribution Germany: /
Festivals: Sundance, Adelaide, Sydney, Galway, New Zealand, Helsinki, Mill Valley, Warsaw etc.
Awards: British Independent Film Awards nominations for Best Actress and Debut Screenwriter