Language spoken: English | Subtitles: Dutch
Strong, dark psychological thriller. The wild and rugged landscape of the island of Jersey contrasts sharply with the stifling milieu in which 27-year-old Moll (Jessie Buckley) passes her days in boredom.
Her first meeting with the mysterious and rebellious outsider Pascal (Johnny Flynn) is enough to rouse her passion for him. Even when he is suspected of involvement in a series of cruel murders, her support for him remains unwavering. Gradually it becomes clear that both Moll and Pascal are struggling with a secret from a troubled past. This makes their bond even stronger.
No character in this tense thriller is good or bad. Everyone helps cause the dramatic events. With its bright colours, strong emotions and ambiguous dreams, Beast is like a fairytale. As a viewer, you are likely to find yourself constantly being wrong-footed.