When Animals Dream

When Animals Dream

2014 

·  Drama / Fantasy / Horror

Edisonline

Nordic horror When Animals Dream is significant not only for its fascinating original story and richly described characters but also for its marvellous performances of experienced actors and newcomers. Sonia Suhl, a young talented actress portrayed Maria, the main female role, and received an acclaim from film critics as well as from the audience. Also director Jonas Arnby was heartily welcomed with his feature debut at Film Festival in Cannes – in the section Critics’ Week.

An outsider in a small coastal community, 19-year-old Marie lives alone with her parents. She has no one to confide in except Daniel, a young man mesmerised by her wild nature. The townspeople live in fear of her and not least her mother, who is wheelchair bound, suffering from a mysterious illness. When Marie discovers her body changing – long hair growing on her chest and back – she begins searching for answers concerning her family’s hidden past. Something that will have great consequences for herself and her family – and the choices she has to make.

Desolate rocky coast of Jutland in an attractive watercolor palette, accompanied with traditional folk melodies completes this extraordinary and confident horror thriller. When animals dream, you should not disturb them. They can be very aggressive.

IFF Cannes 2014 - Critic's Week
IFF Athens 2014 - City of Athens Award