The Beast

classified 15 S

Please note: This was screened in June 2024

Bertrand Bonello
Léa Seydoux, George MacKay, Guslagie Malanda
147 mins, Subtitled, 2023, France
Primary language
"A luxurious cinematic experience’." ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Bertrand Bonello's provocative and visionary sci-fi film stars BAFTA-nominated actors Léa Seydoux and George MacKay.

In a near-future world dominated by artificial intelligence, where human emotions are perceived as a threat, Gabrielle (Lea Seydoux) embarks on a journey to purify her DNA by revisiting her past lives. During this process, she reconnects with Louis (George MacKay), her great love. However, a sense of foreboding and fear grips her as she anticipates an impending catastrophe.

Exploring the pressing issues of artificial intelligence and the persistent phenomenon of incel culture, The Beast raises essential questions about fate, self-discovery, and the continuously evolving essence of human existence.

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