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Credits
  • Director: Marçal Forés
  • Producer: Sergi Casamitjana, Lita Roig, Aintza Serra
  • Screenwriters: Marçal Forés, Enric Pardo, Aintza Serra
  • Cast: Oriol Pla, Augustus Prew, Dimitri Leonidas, Roser Tapias, Javier Beltrán, Martin Freeman
Product Details
  • Format: DVD
  • Catalog: ART12
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Country: Spain
  • Language: Catalan with English subtitles
  • Rating: NR
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 94 minutes
  • Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Color: Color
  • Bonus material: Making of featurette, The Bear Truth – a short film, Animals – a short film by Marcal Fores, Audio commentary with Director Marcal Fores and Travis Crawford, 8-page collectible booklet, Official Animals Trailer, Trailers
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An unconventional coming-of-age tale, ANIMALS is an intoxicating blend of fantasy and cold reality. Seventeen-year-old high-schooler Pol has stubbornly extended his childhood, aided in no small measure by his opinionated, drums-playing, English-speaking pet teddy bear, Deerhoof. But when he meets alluring new student Icari, the safety of Pol’s innocent imagination crumbles as he experiences his first pangs of love and sexual longing. But what will happen to Deerhoof in this new world and can Pol accept his new-found feelings? Co-starring Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock) as his perceptive teacher, this fresh, inventive take on first love is funny, often bizarre and tragically intense.

Reviews

“ANIMALS is fucking beautiful…the screenplay is amazing, the cinematography is gorgeous, and the performances are downright wonderful.” – Bloodsprayer.com

“Deeply affecting and compelling. Animals is a movie that deserves your attention and time.” – Cinapse.co

“Satisfying and heartrending, lovely and challenging.” – Fangoria

“A magical journey of self-discovery.” – TheaterThoughts.com

“Director Forés is one to watch.” – Variety

“Bizarre and often odd, but also genuine and bittersweet.” – WickedChannel.com

Screenings
2012 - Sitges Film Festival
2012 - San Sebastian International Film Festival
2012 - Spanish Cinema Now - Lincoln Center
2013 - Toronto Inside Out Festival
2013 - Fantasia Film Festival
2013 - BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Awards
2013 Toronto Inside Out Festival - Best First Feature
2013 OutFest - Special Programming Award for Artistic Achievement
Director Interview

SpectacularOptical – Interview with director Marçal Forés

About the Director

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Marçal Forés was born in Barcelona in ​​1981 and by 1999 decided to devote his life to film. He graduated Barcelona’s National Film & Television School and has directed several music videos as well as two shorts: Yeah Yeah Yeah (2004; winner: The International Jury Award at Brief Encounters 2005, and selections at the Toronto, Brooklyn, Raindance and Manchester film festivals.) and Friends Forever (Amigos Para Siempre, 2007) and the television film, The Things I Haven’t Told You (2008). ANIMALS is his feature film debut.

Buy DVD
Watch on Demand
Credits
  • Director: Marçal Forés
  • Producer: Sergi Casamitjana, Lita Roig, Aintza Serra
  • Screenwriters: Marçal Forés, Enric Pardo, Aintza Serra
  • Cast: Oriol Pla, Augustus Prew, Dimitri Leonidas, Roser Tapias, Javier Beltrán, Martin Freeman
Product Details
  • Format: DVD
  • Catalog: ART12
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Country: Spain
  • Language: Catalan with English subtitles
  • Rating: NR
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 94 minutes
  • Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Color: Color
  • Bonus material: Making of featurette, The Bear Truth – a short film, Animals – a short film by Marcal Fores, Audio commentary with Director Marcal Fores and Travis Crawford, 8-page collectible booklet, Official Animals Trailer, Trailers
Gallery