Picture Animals

Animals

Original title: Animals
Director: Sophie Hyde
Cast: Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fee
Country: United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland
Year of production: 2019
Length (min): 109
Language: English
Subtitles: Czech
Sales: Cornerstone Films Limited
Section: Girls in Film

Laura is trying to write her first novel, working in a café in the meantime. She lives with her best friend Tyler from the USA who doesn't get on with her family. Both young women enjoy wild bar crawls around Dublin nightclubs where alcohol flows freely and drugs are consumed en masse. The situation changes when Laura gets engaged to Jim, who is an abstinent. This film adaptation of Emma Jane Unsworth's eponymous novel examines the dynamics of modern relationships.

Sophie Hyde

The Australian director and screenwriter first focused on acting. She and her current partner Bryan Mason founded Closer Productions, a company with which they have produced videos for nightclubs, dance shows, and documentaries. Her feature debut 52 Tuesdays won many awards including a Crystal Bear at Berlinale.

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