Margaret, a divorced woman living alone in Dublin, learns that her teenage son has been found dead. Enduring her unsettling grief privately, she escapes daily to the local swimming pool. One day at the pool she runs into Joe, a homeless youth she found injured late one night in the deserted laneway behind her work. Margaret offers Joe a room in her house and an unorthodox relationship starts to develop between them. Margaret’s ex-husband Matt begins to turn up randomly in Margaret’s life. As Margaret and Joe’s mutual reliance grows their tentative trust is threatened by the escalation of Matt’s grieving rage and Joe’s involvement with a gang of violent youths.

Title Mammal
Original Title Mammal
Directed by Rebecca Daly
Starring Rachel Griffiths, Barry Keoghan, Michael McElhatton
Genre Drama, Romance, Action
Running time 99 min
Language English
Nationality Ireland, Luxembourg
Scriptwriter Rebecca Daly, Glenn Montgomery
Cinematographer Lennart Verstegen
Produced by Fastnet Films, Calach Films, Les Films Fauves & Rinkel Film
Local Release 2016 Apr 1
Film Status Completed


  • World Premiere - (Intl. Competition) -Sundance 2016
  • Official Selection - Rotterdam IFF  2016

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