Film: A lonely trail to tragedy

Mammal is a precisely calibrated story of loss and loneliness

3rd April, 2016
Barry Keoghan and Rachel Griffiths in Mammal

Mammal: Directed by Rebecca Daly, Nationwide, 16; Rating: 4/5

Victoria: Directed by Sebastian Schipper; Selected, 15A; Rating: 4/5

Irish writer and director Rebecca Daly builds on the promise shown in her debut The Other Side of Sleep with this intimate drama of grief and redemption, all the more unsettling for its delicate precision. As she did with the mysterious young sleepwalker in her first film, Daly again shows her ability to penetrate the surface...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

TV review: A Regency romp with pomp but little else

Appetite for Distraction: the best in home entertainment

Radio: Learning the hard way as a lockdown closes schools again

Culture Counter: A year of many ups despite the downs