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23rd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

Animals

2019, Sophie Hyde, Ireland/UK, 109 min.
With Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 20th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Mar 21st 2:45pm

"Engaging and enjoyable...an exciting example of the female-centered, female-made content that is making waves across the film industry."—Siomha McQuinoa, Film Ireland

“Wonderful…gloriously untamed study of friendship, one that refuses to play by the rules.”—Benjamin Lee, Guardian

The recurring image of a little urban fox running the night streets of Dublin is the perfect metaphor for this rowdy but affecting tale of the codependent party-girl friendship of Laura (Grainger) and roommate Tyler (Shawkat), based on the novel by Emma Jane Unsworth (praised by The New York Times as “go-for-broke-witty”). Wacky, wild, and untamed, the pair share frequent night-crawling adventures followed by massively hungover mornings, enjoying an adolescence that seems giddily endless, even as they approach thirty unattached. Laura calls herself a writer and carries a notebook, although her muse never seems to visit. A meet-cute encounter in a bar leads to serious romance for Laura, and a major rift in the ten-year friendship with Tyler, but the lure of copious quantities of white wine, cocaine, and erotic escapades yet to come still beckons. DCP digital widescreen. Courtesy of Cornerstone Films. (BS)

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