Programme

Mammal

Rebecca Daly

Ireland, Netherlands, Luxembourg , 2015 / 96 min / OV English with French subt. / Drama

A compelling and unorthodox love story.

After Margaret learns that her 18-year-old son, whom she abandoned as a baby, has been found dead, her solitary routine is tragically disrupted. But when Joe, a homeless teen from her neighbourhood, enters her life, Margaret offers him a room, and she soon embodies the mother she never was. As Margaret copes with the volatile grief of her ex-husband, her own lonely trauma seeps into her relationship with Joe and begins to blur the line between motherly affection and a far more carnal nature of intimacy. (Sundance Film Festival)

Rachel Griffiths, Barry Keoghan and Michael McElhatton infuse "Mammal" with raw vulnerability that pulsates with the animalistic nature of trauma. This quiet portrait of anguish further establishes Daly’s position as a director with astonishing command. (Sundance Film Festival)

Screenings
Wed 02/03 19:00 Ciné Utopia OV English with French subt. Public http://www.utopolis.lu
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Rachel Griffiths, Barry Keoghan, Michael McElhatton, Gintare Parulyte, Larisa Faber, Janine Horsburgh, Sam Steen
Screenplay 
Rebecca Daly, Glenn Montgomery
Cinematographer 
Lennart Verstegen
Sound 
Ingo Dumlich
Music 
Rutger Reinders
Production 
Calach Films, Les Films Fauves, Fastnet Films, Rinkel Film BV & Reinier Selen
Coproduction 
Irish Film Board (IFB), Film Fund Luxembourg, BAI, TV3, Netherlands Film Fund
Distribution 
Picture Tree International
Biography

Rebecca Daly initially studied directing and acting for theatre before studying film. Her first short, “Joyriders” (2006), won an Irish Film Award as well as other international awards. Her first feature, “The Other Side of Sleep” (2011), premiered in the Directors' Fortnight section at the Cannes Film Festival. Daly was selected to participate in the first Berlinale Residency with her second feature, “Mammal”, and is currently in development on her next project, "Good Favour".

Filmography
  • 2016 Mammal
  • 2011 The Other Side of Sleep
  • 2010 Hum (short)
  • 2006 Joyriders (short)