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by Bertrand Bonello


In the near future where emotions have become a threat, Gabrielle finally decides to purify her DNA in a machine that will immerse her in her previous lives and rid her of any strong feelings. She then meets Louis and feels a powerful connection, as if she has known him forever. A melodrama crossed by the genre, which unfolds over three distinct periods, 1910, 2014 and 2044.

international title: The Beast
original title: La Bête
country: France, Canada
sales agent: Kinology
year: 2023
genre: fiction
directed by: Bertrand Bonello
film run: 146’
release date: FR 28/02/2024
screenplay: Bertrand Bonello, Guillaume Bréaud, Benjamin Charbit
cast: Léa Seydoux, George MacKay, Guslagie Malanda
cinematography by: Josée Deshaies
film editing: Anita Roth
music: Bertrand Bonello, Anna Bonello
producer: Justin Taurand, Bertrand Bonello
co-producer: Xavier Dolan, Nancy Grant, Jamal Zeinal Zade
production: Les Films du Bélier, My New Picture, ARTE France Cinéma, Sons of Manual [CA], Ami Paris [FR]
distributor: Ad Vitam

Photogallery 02/09/2023: Venice 2023 - The Beast

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Bertrand Bonello, Nancy Grant, Justin Taurand, Elsa Jin, Julia Faure, Ron Eli Cohen, Andrea Romeo
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