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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

The Beast

Bertrand Bonello

France, Canada

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Director's Biography

Bertrand Bonello was born in 1968. His first feature film, Something Organic (1998), was presented at the Berlin International Film Festival in the Panorama section. The Pornographer (2001) was presented in La Semaine de la Critique at the Festival de Cannes, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize. His next several films were shown at Cannes: Tiresia (2003) was in the Official Competition; On War (2008) was in the Directors’ Fortnight; House of Tolerance (2011) was in the Official Competition and was nominated for eight César Awards; and Saint Laurent (2014), which was also in the Official Competition, represented France at the Academy Awards, and was nominated for ten César Awards. After Nocturama (2016), Zombi Child (2019) was shown in the Directors' Fortnight, and Coma (2022) was presented in competition at the Berlinale, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize. His latest film, The Beast (2023), premiered in Competition at the Venice International Film Festival.

French, English
Screenings :
Satur 2 / 17h00 / Palais des Congrès Salle des Ambassadeurs
Satur 2 / 17h00 / Palais des Congrès Salle des Ambassadeurs

In the presence of the film crew

In the near future, when artificial intelligence reigns supreme, human emotions have become a threat. To get rid of them, Gabrielle must purify her DNA by going back into her past lives. There, she reunites with Louis, her great love. But, she is overcome by fear when she has a premonition that catastrophe is on the way.

Director Bertrand Bonello
Producer Justin Taurand, Bertrand Bonello
Screenwriter Bertrand Bonello
Cinematographer Josée Deshaies
Production Designer Katia Wyszkop
Editor Anita Roth
Sound Nicolas Cantin, Clément Laforce, Jean-Pierre Laforce
Music Bertrand Bonello, Anna Bonello
Colour Colour
Léa Seydoux, George MacKay
Production Company Les Films du Bélier, My New Picture, Sons of Manual
International Sales Company Kinology
Distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment


France, Canada






French, English