Sunday, January 31, 2010

Animal is King

Anybody following the awards from Sundance - and you should be since Precious and An Education both started there Oscar run there - will already know this, but I was happy to hear that David Michôd's Melbourne-set crime saga Animal Kingdom took home the World Cinema Jury Prize. Last year the same prize was won by The Maid, the Chilean film about that garnered minor awards acclaim and a steady international release. Starring Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce and Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom follows one family and their crime dealings as they are pursued by the police.

Up above is the festival poster, which I really like but as designer Jeremy Saunders told me it won't be the theatrical poster since "they want to sell tickets". I've also included the brief teaser trailer below, which has a wonderful use of the song "All Out Of Love". Animal Kingdom is out May 6 in Australia and, if the reviews are anything to go by, should be popping up at festivals and maybe get an actual release in some places over the next year.


par3182 said...

air supply - genius

Mickche said...

i've seen the trailer so many times and its great that all three aussie films at sundance were well recieved.
Glenn, i though i'd point you to the trailer for the china-australian film STRANGERS LOVERS KILLERS by the people who did Burke & Wills.
Have you seen or heard about the film before?