Oscar-winner for best screenplay Armando Bo (Birdman) directs Animal, a provocative wickedly ironic thriller that, thanks to yet another superb performance by Guillermo Francella (The Clan, The Secret in Their Eyes), is set to be one of Latin America’s breakthrough titles of 2018.
Francella portrays Antonio, a happily married man who would seem to have it all: a loving family, a good job and a nice house. He’s the kind of person who’s always played by-the-book, believing that playing by the rules will be best. But one day, he finds a younger couple that is able to offer him the one thing he seems to lack when he’s faced with a life or death situation.
Bo’s 2012 debut The Last Elvis swept Argentina’s Ariel Awards and now Animal has been touted as “the biggest and most highly anticipated Spanish-language theatrical film set to be released in 2018.”