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Animals MA 15+

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Alia Shawkat and Holliday Grainger give a beautiful authenticity to Australian director Sophie Hyde’s adaptation of the acclaimed novel that Caitlin Moran described as "Withnail & I for girls".

Grainger and MIFF 2018 guest Shawkat (Blaze, Duck Butter) star as best friends Laura and Tyler. They’re either side of thirty, and have spent the better part of the last decade indulging their every hedonistic whim, arm in arm, to an almost co-dependent level. But their bond begins to crack under the weight of looming adulthood when Laura meets and falls for teetotal pianist Jim.

Following her award-winning films Life in Movement (MIFF 2011) and 52 Tuesdays, Adelaide’s Sophie Hyde returns with a nuanced, honest and non-judgemental look at contemporary female friendship. Scripted by Emma Jane Unsworth, who also wrote the 2014 novel of the same name, Animals upends expectations and doesn’t pull its punches. Set (and gorgeously shot) in Dublin, it’s a visceral, bittersweet and charming examination of modern love, wherever it’s found.

“A wonderful, utterly lived-in film about two women at a crossroads … There’s rich detail and truth underpinning [this] gloriously untamed study of friendship, one that refuses to play by the rules.” – The Guardian

Guests: Sophie Hyde

Tickets

8061
Fri 02 Aug 6:45 pm [8061]
Animals (109 mins)
Hoyts 10 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
2181
Sun 04 Aug 6:30 pm [2181]
Animals (109 mins)
The Capitol Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
9891
Sun 18 Aug 11:00 am [9891]
Animals (109 mins)
Hoyts 11 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Alia Shawkat, Holiday Grainger
Director
Sophie Hyde
Producers
Cormac Fox, Rebecca Summerton, Sarah Brocklehurst, Sophie Hyde
Screenwriter
Emma Jane Unsworth
Cinematographer
Bryan Mason
Composer
Jed Palmer, Zoë Barry
Editor
Bryan Mason
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Bonsai

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