P r e s s & R e v i e w s
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"A very intelligent and beautiful film drawing parallels between the hidden forces of animality everywhere and the cinema medium as a storehouse of virtual powers. [...] Animal Kingdom is rivetting. [...] a film-animal, repetitively clawing out its singular territorial space"
"A film which pushes against the limits of what is possible in a digital cinema" - aemi (Artists' and Experimental Moving Image)
"[Kavanagh] has certainly reached a new cinematographic experimentation level, which is destined to set a precedent, to be followed for a continuous innovation of the cinema"
"A genre defying exploration of the cinematic apparatus... heralding a new direction in Irish cinema."
Animal Kingdom is one of the most confusing, bewitching, fractured, compelling pieces of cinema I think I have ever encountered! In the vein of Kötting and yet wholly unique. A chaotic, entrancing, odd cinematic fever dream"
"... [a] visual-hurricane, over 120 minutes of implosive defragmentation, kaleidoscopic flashes and cerebral sounds [...] Material of immense psychotropic potential"
"Animal Kingdom is a spiritual odyssey, an oneiric vision that has a strongly cathartic effect... [it] appeals to the extra-sensorial profundities of the collective unconscious, in which the traditional descriptive narration has no reason to exist"
"...a dark phantasmagoria. [...] abstract, esoteric and mystifying eye-candy that will haunt you for days... Humans can be strange creatures, but some filmmakers are like aliens"
"...a whirling and provocative expression, technically perfect and extremely challenging in content. [...] Kavanagh's feature is unassailable (and definitely more than satisfying) from a stylistic point of view, an authentic explosion of psycho-sensitive sensations and stimuli, with a well-kept and hypnotic sound"
"A modern masterpiece, a unique and devastating experience"
"Frighteningly beautiful" - Cinesinfin