A new trailer has just been released for Michael Pearce’s festival favorite Beast.
The film, which screened at both TIFF and Sundance this past festival season, offers up a unique and moody look at a young girl who finds her head and heart on different sides of a string of brutal murders.
Moll, a 27 year-old who feels suffocated with her current living situation, falls madly in love with Pascal, a free-spirited stranger. As the two grow together, Moll’s world expands, creating an internal pull between the controls of her family and her new lover. But when Pascal finds himself as the key suspect in a string of brutal murders, Moll must make decisions that will forever change her life.
Based on the trailer, Pearce’s debut presents a mysterious, slow-burn style of storytelling. Beast has received a wealth of accolades for both Pearce and the film’s lead, Jessie Buckley, making us anxious for its theatrical release on May 11.