Animal Kingdom 2010 MA15+

3.00PM Sun 9 Apr 2017 (1hr 53mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Animal Kingdom is a stylish neo noir set in Melbourne's criminal underworld. After his mother dies from a heroin overdose, Joshua (James Frecheville) is taken in by his estranged grandmother (Jacki Weaver) who runs the family business of armed robbery, drugs and murder. The withdrawn Joshua soon finds himself led into a life of crime and retribution with his dangerous relatives, led by the psychopathic Andrew (Ben Mendelsohn). Loosely inspired by the real-life Pettingill family and police shootings in Melbourne during the late 1980s, David Michôd's taut film imagines a world where the distinctions between predator and prey are always dangerously close.

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 113 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: DAVID MICHÔD / PRODUCER: LIZ WATTS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: ADAM ARKAPAW / EDITOR: LUKE DOOLAN / CAST: JACKI WEAVER, JOEL EDGERTON, BEN MENDELSOHN, GUY PEARCE / MUSIC: ANTHONY PARTOS / PRODUCTION COMPANIES: PORCHLIGHT FILMS, SCREEN AUSTRALIA, FILM VICTORIA, SCREEN NSW, FULCRUM MEDIA FINANCE, SHOWTIME AUSTRALIA / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE AUSTRALIA / RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM

MA15+ | Strong Violence, Drug Use and Coarse Language