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Animal Kingdom

Dean Kavanagh

2017

Ireland

Cillian Roche (Actor), Anja Mahler (Actor), John Curran (Actor)

Rouzbeh Rashidi (Actor), Jann Clavadetscher (Actor), Maximilian Le Cain (Actor)

Feature

Experimental, Horror

6K / 4K REDCODE RAW, R3D

70mm

English

02:01:00:00

Earth. Wind. Fire. Water. Sacrifice. In Animal Kingdom a ritual carves a dimension that melds character, object, landscape and the very tactile makeup of the film itself into one mutating, symphonic mass of spell casting, storytelling, living and dying. An explosive account of cinema as witchcraft.

Animal Kingdom depicts a man’s voyage into the deep recesses of the very film that projects him, affecting its construction, progression and physical stability. While stranded in a large forest where day and night interchange at any moment, he discovers two natives who have begun their transformation into animals. Rejected by these natives, the outsider decides to study their transformation and imposes various cinematic apparatus on them. He attempts to weaponise the very film itself against these creatures, transporting them into various environments and a multitude of forms. All characters are lambs to the slaughter when the film turns the gun on itself. 

IFI Irish Film Institue (2018)

Dean Kavanagh

The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

4K DCP

www.animalkingdomthefilm.com

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