The Beasts15

Directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen | France/Spain | 2022 | 2h 19m | French & Spanish w/ English subtitles | Starring Denis Ménochet, Marina Foïs, Luis Zahera, Marie Colomb, Diego Anido

French couple Antione and Olga live a quiet a peaceful life refurbishing abandoned cottages in a small Galician village in Spain. When rich Norwegian developers offer to purchase land from the locals, Antione and Olga oppose the plans, much to the annoyance of their fellow residents. From this disagreement, tensions rise and push the situation to the point of hostility and outright violence. A riveting powder-keg thriller which won nine Goya Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.


‘Sorogoyen uses long, single-take scenes to capture the explosive buildup of tension; it’s a breathlessly compelling device that showcases the phenomenal quality of the acting.’
Wendy Ide, The Observer

‘A fierce, bitter tale with a flinty sharpness: partly a social-realist drama of class and xenophobia, and partly a rural noir horror, a Euro-arthouse twist on Straw Dogs or Deliverance.’
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Tomorrow (Wednesday 4th October)


Love Life 12A
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