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Chicago Theatrical Premiere
Best Film Berlin Film Fest
"Lukas Moodysson's Mammoth creeps up on you and gets into your bloodstream...Too many films exploit the perils faced by children when the social contract is ruptured, but Mammoth earns its cruel, sensationalistic turns and then some" -New York Magazine
"Mammoth manages to be as affecting as it is heartfelt" -Wall Street Journal
"Astonishing" -Spirituality & Practice
"Mammoth is frequently poignant and beautifully acted--especially by [Michelle] Williams" -Onion AV Club
Recommended! -NewCity Chicago
The internationally-acclaimed director of Together and Lilya 4-Ever, Lukas Moodysson, presents a modern family drama in Mammoth, which revolves around a successful New York couple, Leo (Gael García Bernal, Y Tu Mamá También) and Ellen, (Michelle Williams, Wendy and Lucy). Leo is the creator of a successful website, and has stumbled into a world of money and big decisions. Ellen is a dedicated emergency surgeon who devotes her long shifts to saving lives. Their eight-year-old daughter Jackie spends most of her time with her Filipino nanny Gloria, a situation that is making Ellen start to question her priorities. Gloria has come to America to earn money to support her family, and had to leave her two sons behind in the Philippines. One of them, ten-year-old Salvador, is longing for his mother so much that he looks for work himself in order to help with the money so that she can return sooner. When Leo travels to Thailand on business, he unwittingly sets off a chain of events that will have dramatic consequences for everyone.
Directed by Lukas Moodysson, Sweden/Denmark/Germany, 2009, 35mm, 125 mins.