Three boys tear through their childhood, in the midst of their young parents' volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over. Quirky and compelling – this is a must-see film!
While Manny (Isaiah Kristian) and Joel (Josiah Gabriel) grow into versions of their loving and unpredictable father (Raúl Castillo), Ma (Sheila Vand) seeks to shelter her youngest, Jonah (Evan Rosado), in the cocoon of home. More sensitive and conscious than his older siblings, Jonah increasingly embraces an imagined world all his own.
Dreamlike and haunting, in the impressionistic tradition of Terence Mallick, ‘We the Animals’ approaches the coming-of-age odyssey with a uniquely documentarian eye. One of the best films of the year to date, and with the titular animals being played beautifully by a trio of real, non-actor, New York kids.