Mammal

Margaret, a divorced woman living alone in Dublin, learns that her teenage son has been found dead. Enduring her unsettling grief privately, she escapes daily to the local swimming pool.
 One day at the pool she runs into Joe, a homeless youth she found injured late one night in the deserted laneway behind her work.

Margaret offers Joe a room in her house and an unorthodox relationship starts to develop between them. Margaret’s ex-husband Matt begins to turn up randomly in Margaret’s life.
 As Margaret and Joe’s mutual reliance grows their tentative trust is threatened by the escalation of Matt’s grieving rage and Joe’s involvement with a gang of violent youths.

RELEASE YEAR

2016

GENRE

Drama

LANGUAGE

English

DIRECTOR

Rebecca Daly

WRITERS

Rebecca Daly, Glenn Montgomery

CAST

Rachel Griffiths, Barry Keoghan, Michael McElhatton

CO-PRO

Fastnet Films (IRE), Calach Films (LUX), Les Films Fauves (LUX)

BUDGET

€ 2.7 M

FINANCIERS

Irish Film Board, Section 481, Netherlands Film Fund, Luxembourg Film Fund, Netherlands Film Production Incentive

DISTRIBUTOR

Cinéart

SALES AGENT

Picture Tree International

SOLD TO

6 territories and counting

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

Sundance Film Festival, IFFR, Santa Barbara IFF, Miami IFF, Göteborg Film Festival, Dublin IFF, Lux Filmfest, Sofia IFF, Panavision (Independent Spirit Award)

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