The Animal Kingdom

Le Règne Animal

64th TIFF: Greek Premiere
In a world hit by a wave of mutations that are gradually transforming some humans into animals, François does everything he can to save his wife, who is affected by this mysterious condition. As some of the creatures disappear into a nearby forest, he embarks with Emile, their 16-year-old son, on a quest that will change their lives forever. Thomas Cailley presents a highly original sci-fi film that serves as an empathetic parable for real-life intolerance of physical and neurological otherness.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Thomas Cailley
Script: Thomas Cailley, Pauline Munier
Cinematography: David Cailley
Editing: Lilian Corbeille
Sound: Fabrice Osinski, Raphaël Sohier, Matthieu Fichet, Nicolas Becker, Niels Barletta
Music: Andrea Laszlo De Simone
Actors: Romain Duris, Paul Kircher, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Tom Mercier
Production: Nord-Ouest Films
Producers: Pierre Guyard
Co-production: Studiocanal, France 2 cinéma, Artémis Productions
Costumes: Ariane Daurat
Production Design: Julia Lemaire
Make Up: Laura Ozier, Frédéric Lainé
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France, Belgium
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 128'
Contact: StudioCanal

Thomas Cailley

Thomas Cailley (1980) is a French screenwriter and film director. He was born in Clermont-Ferrand and studied at Sciences Po Bordeaux. After completing general studies, he spent three years working in a company producing television documentaries. In 2007, he entered La Fémis, studying in the screenwriting department. In 2014, he made his feature directorial debut with Love at First Fight, which won three César Awards including Best First Feature Film.


2011 Paris Shanghai (short)
2014 Love at First Fight
2023 The Animal Kingdom