E N G L I S H A N I M A L S Feature film / In development
English Animals tells the story of Mirka, a Slovakian girl who takes a job in the crumbling stately home of an eccentric English couple and begins a passionate affair with one of them. When her heart is broken she has to question whether the couple are as charming as they seemed on first appearances, or whether they have much darker intents. It is a contemporary gothic drama exploring status, entitlement and belonging.
English Animals is an adaptation of Laura Kaye's debut novel published by Little Brown in 2017 and is being developed with the BFI.
"Kaye is at her best when she sticks with her scalpel. It's good to see British writers still know how to use it.'"— Daily Telegraph, 'New Year, New Voices' best debuts of 2017
Director: Claire Oakley
Screenwriter: Emily Marcuson
Producers: Serena Armitage & Pietro Greppi