Animals

 
Pol is a teenager with a seemingly calm life: he lives with his brother and is still in high school. However, Pol has a secret: Deerhoof, a cuddly teddy bear who thinks, moves around and with whom he shares his best moments. Life goes on as normal until the arrival of Ikari, an enigmatic student who seems to be hiding something. Pol is fascinated by his new classmate and attracted to the dark side he harbors. An inexplicable death and a series of strange events will transform the meek student's routine into a fantastic adventure which will take over their lives.

Director's Biography
Marçal Forés, born 1981 in Spain. He studied at the Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya (ESCAC) and made his Master's degree at the National Film & Television School in London in 2007. Over the years he has made several short films which were shown at Venice Biennale 2007, among others. ANIMALS is his first feature film, which competed at San Sebastian Film Festival and Sitges Film Festival in 2012. // Films (selected): YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! (2004, short), FRIENDS FOREVER (2007, short), THE THINGS I HAVEN'T TOLD YOU (2007, short), PARADISE (2012, short), ANIMALS (2012)
CROSSING EUROPE AWARDS
2013: CROSSING EUROPE Audience Award - Best Fiction Film
Competition Fiction 2013
Marçal Forés
Spain 2012
color
96 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Enric Pardo, Marçal Forés, Aintza Serra
Cinematography Eduard Grau
Editing Elena Ruiz, Bernat Vilaplana, Jordi López
Sound/Sounddesign Jordi Ribas
Music Natalie Ann Holt
With Oriol Pla, Augustus Prew, Dimitri Leonidas, Roser Tapias, Javier Beltrán, Martin Freeman
Production
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