The Animal Kingdom

Le règne animal

A film by Thomas Cailley

France, Belgium, 2023, 130'

Bringing French cinema back to the fantastic and surrealist heritage of one of its fathers, Georges Méliès, "The Animal Kingdom" opened the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival and touched its audience with the journey of a father and son in a France plagued by a virus that turns humans into animals. Thomas Cailley's second feature is inspired by the script of a student he met at La Femis Film School, Pauline Munier, and like its characters, it's a chimaera that, crossing psychological realism with disruptive physiognomy, gracefully architects a Kafkaesque conversation about animality in humans and humanity in animals - or the solvability between the two natures - with traces of body horror. With its mesmerising performances and skins of many textures, "The Animal Kingdom" inaugurates the 17th edition of MOTELX, a journey that will also include many metamorphoses and magic.


Director Thomas Cailley Script Thomas Cailley, Pauline Munier Producer Pierre Guyard Cast Roman Duris, Paul Kircher, Adèle Exarchopoulos Language French Subtitles Portuguese, English Sales StudioCanal Distribution Alambique Filmes

Thomas Cailley

Director "The Animal Kingdom"
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