Date 2 July 2019
Location Cinema Nova Lygon Street, Carlton
Join AACTA for our preview screening of ANIMALS, followed by a Q&A with director and co-producer Sophie Hyde – exclusive and complimentary to AFI and AACTA members and their guests.
The second feature from Australian director Sophie Hyde (52 TUESDAYS, FUCKING ADELAIDE), ANIMALS is a fierce and unapologetic celebration of female friendship. Laura (Holliday Grainger) and Tyler (Alia Shawkat) are flatmates and best friends who have been partying together in Dublin for ten years. When Laura’s younger sister becomes pregnant, she begins to reconsider their excessive lifestyle and, after meeting teetotaller Jim, becomes engaged in the belief it will help direct her career as a writer. Meanwhile, Tyler strongly believes this is the wrong path for Laura and fights hard to keep their adventures alive.
ANIMALS is an intimate, funny and bittersweet examination of the challenges of turning talent into action, and being a modern woman, with faults, longings and competing desires.
Watch the trailer here.