The Animal Kingdom has been high-up on the watchlist since it was featured in an upcoming movie list on Moviehooker at the end of last year.
As a big fan of French cinema, I was sold when I saw the great Romain Duris in a French sci-fi horror. Even more so when I found out that The Animal Kingdom was about some sort of crazy infection/parasite/virus that mutates humans into some sort of creature. And, the icing on the cake was it was also in the official selection for last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Have I got your attention yet? thought so
The Animal Kingdom – picture courtesy of Magnet Releasing
Moviehooker is delighted to be on board the press train for The Animal Kingdom – Check out the official press release below
With 12 Nominations at the 2024 César Awards*
including Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, & Best Actor
OPENS IN THEATERS AND ON VOD MARCH 15, 2024
OPENING NIGHT | RENDEZ-VOUS WITH FRENCH CINEMA | FEBRUARY 29, 2024
Directed by Thomas Cailley
Written by Thomas Cailley and Pauline Munier
Starring Romain Duris, Paul Kircher, Adèle Exarchopoulos
THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
A visionary new thriller that drops viewers into an extraordinary world where mutations in human genetics cause people to transform into hybrid creatures, François (Roman Duris) does everything he can to save his wife, who is affected by this mysterious condition. As some creatures disappear into a nearby forest, François embarks with Emile (Paul Kircher), their 16-year-old son, on a quest to find her with help from a local police officer (Adèle Exarchopoulos).
From acclaimed director Thomas Cailley (LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT), the film world premiered as the opening night selection of Cannes Un Certain Regard and will be released in theatres and on demand on March 15, 2024. THE ANIMAL KINGDOM was nominated for 12 Cesar Awards and will next screen as the opening night selection of Rendezvous with French Cinema in New York on February 29th.
What The Critics Are Saying
An original and striking work.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“A bold, altogether wild-up genre mash-up.” – Screen International
“A spellbinding magic-realist fable.” – Deadline
“THE ANIMAL KINGDOM is a sci-fi triumph, full of heart, beauty, and family.
One of the best films of the year.” – iO9
Check Out The Trailer Below! Enjoy.
All of the above information is from the official press release.
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