Animals

Directed by Sophie Hyde
2019
Australia, Ireland, UK
109 minutes
MA15+
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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

Special Guests

Sophie Hyde
Director, Producer
Rebecca Summerton
Producer

Tickets

Sat 8 June
8:30pm
The Ritz Cinema Randwick
Past Event Cancel
Thu 13 June
8:30pm
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
Past Event Cancel
Sat 15 June
9pm
Event Cinemas George St 4
Past Event Cancel
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Features, Festival Hits, Selling Fast, Festival Guests
Original Title
Animals
Year
2019
Classification
MA15+
Country
Australia, Ireland, UK
Language
In English
Director
Sophie Hyde
Producer
Sarah Brocklehurst, Rebecca Summerton, Cormac Fox, Sophie Hyde
Cast
Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fee
Screenwriter
Emma Jane Unsworth
Cinematographer
Bryan Mason
Editor
Bryan Mason
Genre
Women Directors, Gender & Sexuality, Australian Films, Comedy, Focus on Women
Company Credits
Distributor: Bonsai Films
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