Writers Anna and Nick are on their way to their new home in Switzerland. After their car accidently hits a sheep, strange things start to happen: they appear in other people’s imagination and experience time and space differently. After the suicide of their neighbour, her apartment is taken by someone who looks exactly like her. Funny, surreal and bizarre drama, somewhere between Luis Buñuel and Quentin Dupieux.
Polish born, Swiss raised director Greg Zgilinski has created a Chinese box of a film that leaves the viewer more and more baffled and confused as it progresses. While every scene is coherent in itself, the way the story as a whole hangs together is all up to the viewer’s imagination. But although not sticking to the laws of logic, Animals never becomes obscure or inaccessible. The absurdist humour is often outright funny and the surrealism is always light. Shot with impressive attention to detail and colour, and played to deadpan perfection, this is a bizarre drama, somewhere between Luis Buñuel and Quentin Dupieux.