Martin is a fisherman without a boat, his brother Steven having re-purposed it as a tourist tripper. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the harbour.
A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
This film's director, Sophie Hyde, said of this film's source book: "Emma's novel [and screenplay] is a celebration of a female friendship and an examination of being a modern woman, a woman with faults and longings, aspirations and competing desires...I couldn't be more thrilled to be working with both Holliday [Holliday Grainger] and Alia [Alia Shawkat] to bring two characters to the screen who are funny, disturbing, charming, and nuanced, and I am delighted to bring this 'Animals' world to life with an exceptional team from both Ireland and Australia". See more »