We the Animals

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Directed by Jeremiah Zagar
2017
USA
90 minutes
15+
Winner of the NEXT prize at Sundance, Jeremiah Zagar’s astonishing debut feature is a visually stunning coming of age tale with well earned comparisons to Moonlight.

Three brothers grow up in rural New York, discovering the world and themselves as they observe, and are influenced by, the volatile love of their parents. Their father veers between affection and violence, and the older boys, Manny and Joel, increasingly grow into his version of manhood. Meanwhile, the more sensitive Jonah seems destined for another path, and discovers an imaginary world entirely of his own. Fantastic, authentic performances enhance the film’s impressionistic detailing of a hardscrabble existence. Adapting Justin Torres’ acclaimed autobiographical novel, Zagar has made a captivating film about youth and discovering sexuality, earning favourable comparisons to The Florida Project and the Oscar-winning Moonlight.

We the Animals is this year’s Moonlight. – Eric Kohn, Indiewire

A beautifully photographed, captivating portrait of youth. – Anthony Kauffman, Screen International

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Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
Tue 12 June
8:30pm—10pm
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We the Animals

Dendy Newtown
Thu 14 June
6pm—7:30pm
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Year
2017
Classification
15+
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
Jeremiah Zagar
Producer
Jeremy Yaches, Christina King, Andrew Goldman, Paul Mezey
Cast
Raúl Castillo, Sheila Vand, Evan Rosado
Screenwriter
Daniel Kitrosser, Jeremiah Zagar
Cinematographer
Zak Mulligan
Company Credits
World Sales: Cinetic Media
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