Preview/ As bestas

Directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Seeking closeness with nature, French couple Antoine and Olga have moved to a village in the Galician countryside. There they live a quiet life, although relations with the locals are far from idyllic. A conflict with their neighbours, the Anta brothers, sees tension rise to the point of no return.

Shooting the first half from Antoine’s perspective of the brewing violence and focussing the second half on Olga’s more peaceful and no less courageous determination, Sorogoyen describes his film as “a modern western, where there is a shoot-out in the first part and a duel in the second.” An enthralling drama examining themes of rural depopulation and local identity politics, savagery and civilisation, and a gendered approach to resolving conflict.

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Tickets will be on sale for Friends 9 Feb, Members 10 Feb, General 13 Feb

After screening as part of ¡Viva! Festival, this title will be on general release from Fri 31 Mar.

137 minutes

Translated title:
The Beasts

French, Galician and Spanish

Full English

Country of origin:
France and Spain

Year of production:

This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time

On sale: Friends 9 Feb, Members 10 Feb, General 13 Feb