When Animals Dreams: Danish Jonas Alexander Arnby’s Debut Film in Critics Week at Cannes Fest

Arthouse genre movies, such as Danish helmer Jonas Alexander Arnby’s When Animals Dream and American filmmaker David Robert Mitchell’s “It Follows,” are among the seven films set to compete in the Critics Week sidebar in the upcoming Cannes Film Fest.

The program, which runs May 15-23 and was selected by artistic head, Charles Tesson, is devoted to films by first-and second-time directors.

When Animals Dream

“When Animals Dream,” which marks Arnby’s feature debut, tells the story of a teenage girl living in a small fishing town who discovers she’s a werewolf.

A mix between “Let the Right One In” and “Carrie,” “When Animals Dream” toplines Sonia Suhl, Lars Mikkelsen and Sonja Richter.

The film is seen as a “Protestant horror film with a feminist twist.”

The main character is a heroine a la Dardennes brothers who is routinely being humiliated by machos at work. When she transforms into a warewolf, she’s finally able to avenge herself and her ill mother.