The trailer for the Emily Watson, Paul Mescal and Aisling Franciosi-starring God's Creatures has been released ahead of the Irish psychological thriller's opening in the US at the end of September.

The synopsis of God's Creatures reads: "In a windswept fishing village, a mother is torn between protecting her beloved son and her own sense of right and wrong."

The film, which received its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, also stars Declan Conlon, Marion O'Dwyer and Toni O'Rourke. It began filming in Co Donegal in May 2021.

God's Creatures is co-directed by Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer, who previously worked together on Holmer's acclaimed coming-of-age drama The Fits.

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The story for God's Creatures has been written by Irish duo Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly and Shane Crowley, with the screenplay by Crowley. Cronin O'Reilly has produced the film following her success as a producer on the Saoirse Ronan-starring Ammonite and Florence Pugh-starring Lady Macbeth.

Among those financing God's Creatures are Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, the Western Region Audiovisual Producers Fund/WRAP and BBC Films.

An Irish release date for God's Creatures has yet to be announced.

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