After taking North American distribution rights out of TIFF, 30WEST took Michael Pearce’s Beast starring Jessie Buckley (Taboo, War and Peace), Johnny Flynn (Clouds of Sils Maria, Song One), and Geraldine James (45 Years, Calendar Girls) to the Sundance Film Festival. The next stop a U.S. release through Roadshow on May 11, 2018.
“Beast centers around a small island community where a troubled young woman falls for a mysterious outsider who empowers her to escape from her oppressive family. When he comes under suspicion for a series of brutal murders she defends him at all costs and learns what she is capable of.”
The psychological thriller is the first feature-length project from writer/director Pearce and received strong reviews after its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last September.