Mammal Gets Great Reaction at Sundance World Premiere

Posted January 25, 2016 by Suzanne Murray in News
Mammal directed by Rebecca Daly
Mammal directed by Rebecca Daly

Rebecca Daly’s MAMMAL has been enthusiastically received at the Sundance Film Festival,  where it premiered yesterday (Sunday 24th Jan) to a sold out screening and a rapturous applause.

Starring Academy Award® nominated and Golden Globe® winning actress Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under, Muriel’s Wedding) and rising Irish star Barry Keoghan (Love/Hate, ’71) MAMMAL is the compelling story of a woman (Griffiths) who has lost her son and develops an unorthodox relationship with a homeless youth (Keoghan). Their tentative trust is threatened by his involvement with a violent gang and the escalation of her ex-husband’s grieving rage.

Both Griffiths and Keoghan were at the premiere with Daly along with co-writer Glenn Montgomery and producers Macdara Kelleher and Conor Barry who all took part in a post-screening Q&A.

Screen International described the film as ‘a delicately handled immersion in love and grief’ with Griffiths and Keoghan giving ‘sensitively judged, totally committed performances’.  See full review.

An audience member Kendall Phillips ‏@DarkProjections posted on Twitter “#Mammal was a moving & complex portrait of loss, grief & desire. Stand out performance from Rachel Griffiths.”

Pollyanna McIntosh ‏@PollyAMcIntosh tweeted “What a film!!! Some of the incredibly talented bunch who made #Mammal. #Sundance”.

Produced by Fastnet Films, MAMMAL also stars Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones) and Johnny Ward (Love/Hate) and will be screening all this week at the festival.