The Beast

Opens Friday, April 5, 2024

Special Events

  • Thu Mar 21 : 

    Q&A with star George MacKay at 6:30!

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Q&A with star George MacKay on Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Bertrand Bonello (Zombi Child) returns with this daring, time-skipping film. In a near future where artificial intelligence reigns supreme, human emotions have become a threat. To get rid of them, Gabrielle (Léa Seydoux) must purify her DNA by going back into her past lives. There, she reunites with Louis (George MacKay), her great love. But she’s overcome by fear, a premonition that catastrophe is on the way.

Official Selection: Venice Film Festival

Additional showtimes available Monday, April 1.


  • Country France, Canada
  • Language French with English Subtitles, English
  • Running Time 146 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Sideshow
  • Director Bertrand Bonello
  • Cast Lea Seydoux, George MacKay, Guslagie Malanda, Dasha Nekrasova, Martin Scali
  • Accessibility T-Coil, Assistive Listening

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