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Dir. Sophie Hyde
109 mins | 2019 | UK, Australia, Ireland
- Fri 23 Aug: 7.30pm
- Sat 24 Aug: 6pm
- Sun 25 Aug: 7pm – National Lottery Cinema Day
- Wed 28 Aug: 7.30pm
Laura and Tyler are soulmates. Thirty-something best friends and revellers residing in Dublin, they are ingrained in the fabric of each other’s lives; dating, partying, drinking and living their life without limitations.
American ex-pat, Tyler – a siren of drugs, alcohol and debauchery – lures aspiring writer, Laura, away from her long overdue novel as well as her new beau, the irresistibly handsome Jim. A tee-total classical pianist, Jim is the antithesis of Tyler and the world she and Laura inhabit, and with his presence the girls’ hedonistic double act finds itself in jeopardy.
While Tyler wants to keep the party going, Laura, buoyed by Jim’s restraint and stability, starts to emerge from her years of partying, searching for her place in the world. Caught between desires – youth and adulthood, her old self and her future self – Laura impulsively gets engaged to Jim, knocking Tyler for a loop. Bereft at the thought of losing her partner in crime, Tyler spies a chance to rock the boat of the ‘perfect’ life Laura can see on the horizon, but in doing so inadvertently helps Laura find a new unexpected path to independence.
At once both a celebration of female friendship and an examination of the choices we make when facing a crossroad, Animals is an honest, funny, edgy, unconventional and bittersweet snapshot of modern women.
‘Captures the moments you can’t remember but you’ll never forget.’
‘May just fill the Fleabag-shaped hole in your life’
★★★★ ‘An utterly electric tale of female friendship’
Directed by a woman, written by a woman and starring a significant woman.
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