Original Title: Når dyrene drømmer (Denmark)
Tagline: The truth is known to all but one
Synopsis: “16-year old Marie lives on a small island with her seriously ill mother and her father, who takes care of the family. But suddenly mysterious deaths happen and Marie can feel something strange happening to her body.” source
Werewolves (in books and movies) often function as allegories. My favorites explore adolescence, sexuality, and self-awareness. In WHEN ANIMALS DREAM, Marie discovers a dark secret about her herself and by extension her family — something her father insists must be suppressed and kept hidden from the world… even though everyone else seems to know already. Much like Dawn in TEETH, Marie comes to realize she doesn’t have to be afraid of or ashamed of her true self, and those who truly love her will accept her as she is, claws ‘n all.
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