East Coast Premiere
Country: Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Running Time: 99min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Cinema 360º
Margaret (Oscar nominee Rachel Griffiths) lives a secluded life in Dublin. She is the proprietor of a second-hand shop, but rarely speaks to her assistants. The only activity she looks forward to is swimming at the local indoor pool where solitude, rigorous movement and the buoyancy of water eases the stress that never ceases to quietly accumulate.
One day Margaret’s ex-husband, Matt (Michael McElhatton), arrives at her shop to inform her that their eighteen-year-old son Patrick has gone missing. Margaret abandoned both her husband and son many years ago, and can’t help but feel indifferent to the news. Around the same time Margaret finds Joe (Barry Keoghan), a homeless man around the same age as Patrick, lying beaten up outside of her store. She is compelled to help Joe and takes him to her home. When Matt tells Margaret that their son’s body has been found in a canal, the lines between motherhood, friendship, altruism and love get precariously blurred.
This moving new feature from director Rebecca Daly (The Other Side of Sleep) depicts the pains of love, loss and purposelessness and how they manifest in ways we never expect. Mammal is a sensitive, daring exploration of grief and the renewing power of human connection. – Andres Castillo
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Director: Rebecca Daly
Producer: Conor Barry, Macdara Kelleher
Screenwriter: Rebecca Daly, Glenn Montgomery
Cinematographer: Lennart Verstegen
Editor: Halina Daugird