Animal Instincts

Animal Instincts

2 Episodes

The innate strangeness of human social rituals is brought to the fore in these brilliantly bizarre anthropological social dramas that double as critiques of cultural norms and niceties. Swedish director Jerry Carlsson’s tense, uncanny short SHADOW ANIMALS assumes the point of view of a young girl as it surveys the increasingly weird, sinister goings-on at a nightmarish dinner party. Its vision of human nature as inherently animalistic is taken to the extreme in Greek iconoclast Athina Rachel Tsangari’s international breakout ATTENBERG, an outré blend of coming-of-age melodrama, oddball musical, and surrealist nature documentary.

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Animal Instincts
  • Shadow Animals

    Episode 1

    Directed by Jerry Carlsson • 2017 • Sweden
    Starring Ayla Turin, Cecilia Milocco, Peter Melin

    Marall, a young girl, accompanies her parents to a dinner party where the strange social rituals of the adult world take an unsettling turn.

  • Attenberg

    Episode 2

    Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari • 2010 • Greece
    Starring Ariane Labed, Vangelis Mourikis, Evangelina Randou

    Part of the new wave of Greek cinema, ATTENBERG is an offbeat coming-of-age film. Twenty-three-year-old Marina is living in a small factory town by the sea where her once-visionary arc...