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Directed by Sophie Hyde
Australia, Ireland, UK
105 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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Individual tickets for this film go on sale 8 May
Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat shine as best friends who live in a haze of drink, drugs and one-night stands, in the hilarious new film by Australian Sophie Hyde (52 Tuesdays).

Laura (Grainger, The Borgias, Patrick Melrose) and Tyler (Shawkat, Arrested Development, Blaze) are entering their 30s but are intent on keeping up the hedonistic lifestyle they’ve become accustomed to. Utterly confident and fearless, the two friends cut a swathe through Dublin, never letting a responsibility get in the way of a good time. When Laura falls in love with the handsome, and extremely disciplined, classical pianist Jim (Fra Fee), she begins to question her choices, placing strain on the tight bond with Tyler. Adapted from the popular novel by Emma Jane Unsworth, Animals convincingly captures the affection, irritations and nuances of a long and firm friendship as it is forced to change.

Grainger and Shawkat are wonderful together, conveying the depth of a 10-year relationship with affection and honesty.
Kate Erbland, IndieWire
Sophie Hyde’s generous, freewheeling film... eschew[s] both strict moral judgment and greeting-card sentimentality in its portrayal of two women with a firmer idea of what they don’t want in life than what they do.
Guy Lodge, Variety


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Unclassified 15+
Australia, Ireland, UK
In English
Sophie Hyde
Sarah Brocklehurst, Rebecca Summerton, Cormac Fox, Sophie Hyde
Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fee, Dermot Murphy
Emma Jane Unsworth
Bryan Mason
Bryan Mason
Program Strand
First Films Announced
Company Credits
Distributor: Bonsai Films
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