Cleveland International Film Festival } March 27 – April 7, 2019 } Tower City Cinemas

Animals
(Tiere)

 

Year: 2017
Country: SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA, POLAND
Run Time: 95 minutes

Animals
Animals
Animals
Animals

Nick and Anna’s marriage is in a fragile state. As they plan for an extended stay in the Swiss Alps, Anna begins to suspect Nick has been having an affair with a woman who lives in their building. Unfortunately, they are not provided with much of an opportunity to mend things on their holiday. On the drive through the mountains, Nick hits and kills a sheep in an accident that leaves Anna shaken and confused, with a minor head injury. When they finally arrive at their picturesque mountain cottage, the circumstances are anything but peaceful. Anna has significant gaps in her memory and soon finds herself tangled in a web of inexplicable events. As mysterious happenings unfold, out of order on recurring loops, multiple layers of the stories begin to overlap and blend together. Reminiscent of films by Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch, ANIMALS is a mind-bending psychological thriller that treats time like a puzzle. Be forewarned: you may be left with more questions than answers. (In Swiss German and French with subtitles) —G.S.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 9:30 PM

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Sidebar
After Hours

Competition
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Greg Zglinkski

Greg Zglinski was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1968. He is a graduate of the National Film Academy for Film, Television, and Theatre in Lodz, Poland. Since 1983 Zglinski has worked as a screenwriter, director, cinematographer, producer, film editor, and film composer.

Filmography
Na swoje podobienstwo (2002), Tout un hiver sans feu (2004), Courage (2011), ANIMALS (2017)

Producers
Katrin Renz, Stefan Jäger, Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner, Lukasz Dzieciol

Screenwriting
Greg Zglinski

Cinematography
Piotr Jaxa

Editing
Karina Ressler

Principal Cast
Birgit Minichmayr, Philipp Hochmair, Mona Petri, Mehdi Nebbou, Michael Ostrowski

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