MAMMAL

By Rebecca DALY

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Drama - Completed 2015

After Margaret, a divorced woman living in Dublin, loses her teenage son, she develops an unorthodox relationship with Joe, a homeless youth. Their tentative trust is threatened by his involvement with a violent gang and the escalation of her ex-husband's grieving rage.

Festivals
& Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2016
U.S. Dramatic
Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2016
Santa Barbara IFF 2016
Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema
Rotterdam IFFR 2016
Limelight
Goteborg IFF 2016
Five Continents
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • IRELAND, NETHERLANDS, LUXEMBOURG
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 99 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rebecca DALY
    • Writer(s)
    • Rebecca DALY, Glenn MONTGOMERY
    • Producer(s)
    • Macdara KELLEHER (FASTNET FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Margaret, a separated woman in her forties, living alone in Dublin, learns that her teenage son has gone missing. Enduring this unsettling grief privately, Margaret escapes daily to the local swimming pool. One day at the pool she runs into Joe, a homeless youth she took care of late one night when she found him injured outside the charity shop she manages.
      Margaret offers Joe a room in her house and an unorthodox relationship starts to develop between them. After her son is found dead, Margaret’s ex-husband, Matt, begins to turn up randomly in her 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.
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