‘Animalia’ and the Interconnectedness of Everything w/ Sofia Alaoui

Listen to our podcast conversation with Sofia Alaoui, director of Animalia from the 2023 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

TFV‘s Matt Micucci continues his Showcast coverage of the 57th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic with an exclusive conversation with Sofia Alaoui, director of Animalia.

The film was presented in the festival’s Horizons section, following its award-winning premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The movie follows the extraordinary journey of Itto, a young pregnant woman whose seemingly idyllic life takes a dramatic turn when a powerful storm unleashes a chain of enigmatic events, blending elements of dystopian uprising, environmental calamity and an impending apocalyptic reckoning.

Animalia intertwines the realms of sci-fi disaster, road movie and spiritual odyssey, skilfully weaving a thought-provoking critique of Moroccan society with profound introspection into the very essence of existence.

Showcast is a series of candid podcast conversations from film festivals and film markets, presented by The Film Verdict and hosted by Matt Micucci.

Featured image: Totem Films.

  • A poster of the 2024 AVP Summit, which took place in Reggio Calabria, Italy.
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