The Beast


2044: the world is controlled by artificial intelligence and human emotions are a threat. Gabrielle (Léa Seydoux) decides to purify her DNA to expunge all her feelings and gets transported to the past. There she meets Louis (George MacKay). Bertrand Bonello’s loose adaptation of Henry James’s 1903 novella, The Beast in the Jungle, is a satisfying sci-fi exploration of dystopia, fatalism and love. Set in three diferent time periods – 2044, 2014 and 1910 – the film premiered in Venice and competed for the Golden Lion.

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  • INFO:Tue 27 Feb / The Lighthouse Cinema / 16:00 / 2hr 26min
  • DIRECTOR:Bertrand Bonello
  • COUNTRY:France, Canada
  • WRITER:Bertrand Bonello
  • CAST:Dasha Nekrasova, George Mackay, Guslagie Malanda, Léa Seydoux