Animal Kingdom, winner of the World Cinema Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, is being released in Australian cinemas on June 3. Madman, the film’s distributor, is running a national competition that will see one lucky fan attend the red carpet premiere in Melbourne or Sydney. Entrants in the Red Carpet contest are asked to share the movie trailer with their social networks on Facebook or Twitter and tell friends how excited they are to see the upcoming film. Entrants also need to submit an answer that details how ‘animal’ they’d go if they won the premiere tickets. The winning entry will score two tickets to the premiere and attend the official after party where they can mingle with the A-list.
Animal Kingdom is a powerful crime drama that tells the story of a tense battle between a criminal family and the police and of the ordinary lives caught in the middle. Following the death of his mother, seventeen-year-old Joshua ‘J’ Cody (newcomer James Frecheville) moves in with his hitherto-estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf (Jacki Weaver), and her three criminal sons – the Cody boys. Eldest son, Pope Cody (Ben Mendelsohn) is an armed robber in hiding from a gang of renegade detectives. Middle brother Craig (Sullivan Stapleton) is a successful but volatile drug dealer, whilst the youngest Cody, Darren (Luke Ford), naively follows his elder brothers’ lead. Just as Pope’s business partner and best friend, Barry Brown (Joel Edgerton), decides that he wants out of the game, recognising that their days of old-school banditry are all but over, tensions between the family and the police explode. J finds himself at the centre of a cold-blooded revenge plot that turns his family upside down and which throws him directly into the path of senior homicide detective, Nathan Leckie (Guy Pearce).
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Animal Kingdom was written and directed by David Michôd at Blue Tongue Films with cinematographer Adam Arkapaw, editor Luke Doolan, executive producers Vincent Sheehan and Bec Smith, producer Liz Watts, line producer Libby Sharpe.