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We the Animals

Ken Eisner

Moonlight meets Malick in this tale of a small boy who finds himself -- in both senses -- inside an at-risk family. He’s one of three brothers stranded in upstate New York, with parents not up to the task. Veteran doc-maker Jeremiah Zagar’s feature debut relies on dream-like moods and impressive child actors to provide depth. The characters remain opaque, with the sole female figure exerting little influence, but there’s intriguing use of animation and electronic music.
 

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Summary

Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own.

Details

Director
Jeremiah Zagar
Cast
Evan RosadoRaúl CastilloSheila VandJosiah SantiagoIsaiah Kristian
Genres
Drama
Country
USA
Available
Feb 11 2019
Duration
94min
Release Year
2018

Review

This movie is so gorgeous, it even makes drone footage look ethereal rather than pedestrian.

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