World Sales: WTFilms

Pet is a captive-woman story, with a strong focus on the personality of her fragile captor, played by the excellent Dominic Monaghan. A shy man, who inevitably arouses our empathy, falls in love with a young woman, whom he conveniently imagines to be a lost soul. But when she rejects him, he kidnaps her, locks her in a cage and keeps her there against her will. From this point on, Carles Torrens’s lm is about reversals in relationships. Despite the imperatives of a closed-space setting, a series of twists and turns continually alters the power balance between the two. A tale of pretence and a well-written gory thriller, Pet skilfully destabilises audience expectations.

Friday, September 23rd, 10:30pm at the Star St-Ex

Saturday, September 24th, 8:00pm at the UGC

Sunday, September 25th, 8:15pm at the Star St-Ex


Countries: USA, Spain

Year: 2016

Duration: 1hr30

Version: English, with French subtitles

Rating: 12+

Cast & Credits

Director: Carles Torrens

Producers: Nick Phillips, Carles Torrens, Kelly Wagner

Screenplay: Jeremy Slater

Cinematography: Timothy A. Burton

Editing: Elena Ruiz

Music: Zacarias M. de la Riva

Cast: Jennette McCurdy, Dominic Monaghan, Ksenia Solo