During their search for the perfect home, Gemma (Poots) and Tom (Eisenberg) find themselves trapped in a mysterious labyrinth-like suburban neighbourhood named Yonder. All attempts to escape end in failure, culminating in the discovery of a baby on the pavement outside house number 9, with the instructions ‘raise the child and be released’. Vivarium is as thrillingly provocative as it is wickedly enjoyable, and takes you on a trip into an unforgettable suburban Twilight Zone.
Following its world debut in competition as part of Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film Festival (2019) where it picked up the Gan Foundation Award, the film went on to screen at some of the most prestigious film festivals around the world, including the Sitges International Film Festival, where Imogen Poots was awarded Best Actress, and the BFI London Film Festival where it received rave reviews.
Vivarium will open the upcoming Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival on Wednesday 26th February.
Vivarium is a European co-production with Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell, producing for Dublin’s Fantastic Films, along with Jean-Yves Roubin of Belgium’s Frakas Productions, and Alexander Brøndsted of Denmark’s Pingpong Film.
Vivarium will be released by Wildcard Distribution in Irish cinemas on 27th March 2020.