classified 15


Please note: This was screened in Aug 2019

Sophie Hyde
Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fee
109 mins, 2019, UK | Australia | Ireland
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From Sundance Award-winning Australian director Sophie Hyde (52 Tuesdays), this beautifully nuanced comedy drama sees two hard-partying thirty-something best friends have their relationship strained by the realities of getting older.

Laura (Holliday Grainger) and Tyler (Alia Shawkat) have been flatmates and best friends in Dublin for a decade - drink, drugs and general debauchery infuse their days while their careers and lives remain on hold. When aspiring writer Laura meets classical pianist Jim (Fra Fee), sparks fly, but her friendship with Tyler comes under pressure - and she struggles with a more strait-laced approach to life, love, and her career… Can she really have it all? And what does she really want, exactly?

A standout tale of modern women with competing desires, Animals is a funny, honest and unconventional celebration of formidable sisterhood and an examination of the choices we make when facing a crossroads.

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