Director: Thomas Cailley

130 mins, France, 2023, Digital, Subtitled, F-Rated

In the near future, a mysterious condition is causing people to mutate into animals. Lara, wife to chef François (Romain Duris, The Beat That My Heart Skipped) and mother to teenage Emile (Paul Kircher), is one of a group of animal-human hybrids who are hiding out in a forest. Father and son journey south in an effort to find her, with the help of a sympathetic gendarme Julia (Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Colour). Meanwhile, Emile begins to notice his hearing is becoming very acute and his fingernails sharper… Thomas Cailley’s wildly imaginative second feature delivers thrilling cinematic spectacle with a powerful emotional core, anchored by the revelatory performance of breakout star Paul Kircher.

The Opening Night Gala Screening on Wednesday 15th will be followed by a wine reception.

Notes by David O’Mahony

Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival, November 15 – 26.

Book Tickets

Saturday 25th