Manny, Joel and Jonah are three brothers tearing their way through childhood. Their mother and father have a volatile relationship that makes and unmakes the family many times over, often leaving the boys fending for themselves.
As their parents fight, Manny and Joel begin to grow into versions of their father while their mother seeks to shelter her youngest, Jonah, within the cocoon of home.
Distanced from his brothers, Jonah becomes increasingly aware of his desperate need to escape and begins to embrace an imagined world all his own.
We The Animals is a mesmerising adaptation of the award-winning autobiographical novel of the same name by Justin Torres, with documentary maker Jeremiah Zagar as director making his first narrative feature film.
- Words by
- Joe Harris