Directed by Lorcan Finnegan
Republic of Ireland, Belgium, Denmark / 98 mins / M18 – Sexual Scenes and Some Coarse Language
In every stable relationship, all roads lead to a home, or at least that is what Gemma and Tom are led to believe. As they begin their search for the perfect nest, they find themselves trapped in ‘Yonder’, an estate that promises everything a family truly needs – even a baby.
A dollhouse nightmare for anyone afraid of commitment, Vivarium plays on the suffocating repetition of the circle of life. Director Lorcan Finnegan does not simply go through the stages of life: he accelerates growth at such a terrifying pace that even the most devoted of partners are ridden by anxiety. Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg further add to the film’s trembling uncertainty of parenting.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Irish filmmaker Lorcan Finnegan is a visual fiend with photography, graphic design and filmmaking in his back pocket. His award-winning short film Foxes (2011) premiered at SXSW, while his debut feature film Without Name (2015) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Vivarium, his sophomore feature film was selected for the 58th Cannes International Critics’ Week.
CAST & INFORMATION
Brendan McCarthy, John McDonnell
Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots
Garret Shanley, Lorcan Finnegan
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