The Beast

Trailer Review

STARR · RHINEBECK

Opens April 26

In a not-too-distant future, where humans use AI to erase their feelings, Gabrielle (Léa Seydoux) tries to remedy herself of emotions, yet finds herself powerfully connected to different incarnations of Louis (George MacKay) through the ages. Loosely based on Henry James‘s 1903 novella The Beast in the Jungle, this sci-fi romance catapults us through three different time periods and confronts the strongest feeling of all: love. (dir. Bertrand Bonello, France/Canada, 2023, 145m)

“Rather than copying the core premise of the short story, Bonello’s French- and English-language adaptation uses James’ dense, descriptive prose to weave detailed textures and sensations in each of his timelines.” – Polygon