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Beast (15)

Michael Pearce's Beast

A striking psychological thriller set on Jersey with compelling lead performances from Jessie Buckley and Johnny Flynn.

Moll (Jessie Buckley) is 27 and still living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too beholden to her family to break away. When she meets Pascal (Johnny Flynn), a free-spirited stranger, a whole new world opens up to her and she begins to feel alive for the first time, falling madly in love.

Finally breaking free from her family, Moll moves in with Pascal to start a new life. But when he is arrested as the key suspect in a series of brutal murders, she must decide who to trust and how much her new-found freedom is worth.

Michael Pearce’s hugely impressive debut is an unsettling thriller that holds you in suspense until its final moments. Garnering rave reviews after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Beast recalls the films of Lynne Ramsay, Jane Campion and Andrea Arnold

Tagged with: Cinema New releases

UK 2017 Dir Michael Pearce 107 min

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