Scannain talks with director Rebecca Daly and star Barry Keoghan about their new Irish feature Mammal.

which they will release in Irish cinemas on Friday, April 1st.

The film stars 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), as well as Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones), Johnny Ward (Love/Hate), and Nika McGuigan (Philomena).

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 (McElhatton) grieving rage.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year where it was one of only five films picked up by the Sundance Channel and was included in Vanity Fair’s Top 10 Films of Sundance. It had its European premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam earlier this month and has also screened at the Gothenburg International Film Festival in Sweden

Mammal will be released by Wildcard Distribution in cinemas nationwide from today, Friday 1st April.

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