Film: A lonely trail to tragedy

Mammal is a precisely calibrated story of loss and loneliness

3rd April, 2016
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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...

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