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The 13th XPOSED International Queer Film Festival Berlin
24th - 27th May


THURSDAY 09/05/19, 21:00 Moviemento

Jeremiah Zagar 2018 USA 94′

Raúl Castillo and Josiah Gabriel on the set of We the Animals

XPOSED is extremely proud to be able to present WE THE ANIMALS, a beautifully poetic look at family and the forming of impressions and identity.

Evan Rosado and Sheila Vand on the set of We the Animals

Us three. Us brothers. Us kings, inseparable. Three boys tear through their childhood, in the midst of their young parents’ volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over. While Manny and Joel grow into versions of their loving and unpredictable father, Ma seeks to shelter her youngest, Jonah, in the cocoon of home. More sensitive and conscious than his older siblings, Jonah increasingly embraces an imagined world all his own.

Raúl Castillo, Josiah Gabriel and Evan Rosado on the set of We the Animals

With a screenplay by Dan Kitrosser and Jeremiah Zagar based on the celebrated Justin Torres novel, WE THE ANIMALS is a visceral coming-of-age story propelled by layered performances from its astounding cast – including three talented, young first-time actors – and stunning animated sequences which bring Jonah’s torn inner world to life. Drawing from his documentary background, director Jeremiah Zagar creates an immersive portrait of working class family life and brotherhood.