Animal Kingdom

Sunday 13th February 9:00 PM


James Grecheville holds his own as young J Cody among a fine corps of veteran Australian actors in the directorial debut of former film-journalist Michôd. The teenager's mother dies of a heroin overdose and he goes to live with his criminal family, presided over by Grandma Smurf (Jacki Weaver) in a sociopathic approach to the human condition. The narrative cleverly downplays the gangster violence, keeping the audience on the edge.


“It's a remarkable film: A gritty, gut-churning, crime thriller based on a true story. Its greatness lies in its unwavering fidelity to human nature and the unstoppable laws of the wild.”

Amy Biancolli, Sf Chronicle




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