Beast 15


Please note: This was screened in April 2018

Michael Pearce
Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James
107 mins, 2017, UK

A troubled 20-something woman living in Jersey finds her herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of murder in this astonishing psycho-sexual thriller from debut director and Encounters alumni Michael Pearce.

Moll (Jessie Buckley) is the black sheep of her stiff-upper-lip family. After escaping her own garden birthday party in favour of a night out with strangers, she meets Pascal (Johnny Flynn), a rugged hunter with a guarded past, and makes a rash decision to move in with him. He's just the tonic she needs but when a local teenage girl goes missing following a string of murders, Moll must decide what, and whom, to trust...

Shot with an intense visual style and with an eye for detail that recalls Andrea Arnold, this is a genuinely sexy British thriller that is a rare beast indeed.

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