Cinema - The Beasts - VISUAL

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Cinema - The Beasts

A French couple move to a Galician town in search of a closer relationship with nature. However, a conflict with their neighbours, the Anta brothers, causes tensions to grow until the situation reaches a point of no return.

Tuesday 5th December 2023 | 7:30pm

Admission: €7

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French couple Antoine and Olga have fulfilled their dream of moving to the Galician countryside, setting up their own small farm. Their refusal to sell their land to developers has created tensions with local brothers Xan and Loren, who want the money for a chance at a new life.

Tensions boil over after an act of sabotage leads to increasingly tense and violent confrontations between neighbours. Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s engrossing thriller is a slow-burn in the best possible way. Aided by remarkably naturalistic performances, this is a methodical film where the tension builds and builds in a manner that’s utterly compelling. It’s no surprise it dominated at Spain’s Goya film awards, where it won in nine categories including Best Film.

“★★★★★....A terrific, gripping drama that will cross cultural borders with ease. Every nation has such stories.”-Donal Clark, The Irish Times

“And while the jostling of the men and the sense of mounting threat is compellingly unsettling, it is Olga as a character, and Fois as an actor ,who is the film’s secret weapon.” -Wendy Ide, Screen International.

Directors: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
137 mins | Spain / France | 2022 | 15

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