• 2019
  • UK / Australia / Ireland
  • Directed by: Sophie Hyde
  • Cast: Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fee

Laura (Grainger) and her friend Tyler (Shawkat) are flatmates either side of 30, negotiating transitions in their lives. Unsworth adapts her own novel and Hyde’s gently interrogatory style lends intimacy and buoyancy to the proceeding. A funny and authentic portrait of two sexually confident but otherwise confused women.

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29 Jul 2019

Starring in Sophie Hyde's latest, Shawkat and Holliday Grainger chat about how they relate to the unruly characters they play on screen

The two stars of Sophie Hyde's Animals – adapted for the screen by the author Emma Jane Unsworth from her own novel – are slipping out of the hotel room where our interview is due to take place. With a cheerful nod Alia Shawkat and Holliday Grainger…


31 May 20194 stars

Sundance London 2019: Alia Shawkat and Holliday Grainger play muckers in Sophie Hyde's latest

'My feminism is about blazing a new way through old traditions,' announces a defiant Laura (Holliday Grainger) as she tries on wedding dresses in the disapproving presence of her non-conformist best friend Tyler (Alia Shawkat). With one approaching 30…

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