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THE BEASTS is an edge-of-your-seat, tense thriller that delves into the harrowing tale of an expatriate French couple trying to make a fresh start by operating an organic farm in the picturesque Spanish countryside. However, their idyllic dream quickly turns into a nightmare as they find themselves entangled in a web of secrets and animosity with the local villagers. Director Rodrigo Sorogoyen skillfully crafts a gripping narrative that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats, weaving a tale of suspense, suspicion, and, ultimately, survival. With stellar performances and a chilling atmosphere, THE BEASTS is a must-see cinematic experience that will leave you questioning the thin line between civilization and the wild instincts that lie beneath the surface.
Rodrigo Sorogoyen del Amo (born 16 September 1981) is a Spanish film director and screenwriter. He won the Goya Award for Best Director and the Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay for THE REALM, a feat he repeated for THE BEASTS. He was previously nominated for the Goya Award for Best New Director for STOCKHOLM, for Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay for MAY GOD SAVE US. For the short film MOTHER, Sorogoyen won the Goya Award for Best Fictional Short Film and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. He often works in tandem with Isabel Peña. Born in Madrid, Rodrigo Sorogoyen is the grandson of filmmaker Antonio del Amo.
THE BEASTS (AS BESTAS)
NARRATIVE FEATURE | 137 min | FRANCE & SPAIN | 2022
Álex de Pablo