Molly recently turned 27, and she lives with her family on a small island. It’s rather apparent that Molly is rather unhappy, stressed and somewhat suffering within her family. Soon she meets a young man named Pascal who catches her eye. The two begin a relationship and share a lot in common. At the same time, the news continues to discuss how the island has had at least three women go missing and be found later, murdered. To make thing more interesting. Pascal soon becomes a suspect in the murder case.
One of my biggest praises for this film is the performance by both actors and the amount of creative tension this film manages to bring. This film is dark and tense, and not for everyone. There are so many suspenseful themes here, and for me, it’s something I haven’t seen in some time. As the audience, we are given many emotions from Molly alone. Following Molly as a main character is full-on, even more so when we are given an idea of what types of dreams she has. Even simple scenes like watching Molly pick up glass only to squeeze it in her hands then- all of this is done seamlessly, and it’s incredibly suspenseful.
Among the suspense, we have a solid thriller. From the film’s title, I started to question what the title “Beast” could mean or if someone would unleash a beast from inside themselves. The concept raises so many thoughts and possible outcomes. Either way, I give massive respect to the director and film writers who have combined so much into this film without it ever feeling like it’s too much.
Overall, Beast is a film only for the brave. I watched this knowing next to nothing about it, and I left the cinema feeling incredibly surprised. This film is dark and heavy, and contains many themes which some may enjoy. I enjoyed the tension, drama and the element of a solid mystery.
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Review Written by Peter Walkden