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by Rebecca Daly


Margaret, a separated 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.

international title: Mammal
original title: Mammal
country: Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands
sales agent: Picture Tree International
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Rebecca Daly
film run: 99'
release date: NL 14/04/2016
screenplay: Rebecca Daly, Glenn Montgomery
cast: Rachel Griffiths, Barry Keoghan, Michael McElhatton
cinematography by: Lennart Verstegen
film editing: Halina Daugird
art director: Mark Kelly
costumes designer: Uli Simon
producer: Gilles Chanial, Jesus Gonzalez-Elvira, Macdara Kelleher, Reinier Selen, Frank Groot
production: Fastnet Films, Les Films Fauves, Rinkel Film B.V.
distributor: Cinéart Netherlands B.V., Outplay Films


main awards/selection

Sundance Film Festival 2016 
Dublin Film Festival 2016 
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016 
Luxembourg City Film Festival 2016 

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