TIFF 2017 was rife with films about bad mothers. Beast is one of the better (worst) ones. Moll (Jessie Buckley) is an unstable young girl living at home with her uncaring mother, (Geraldine James). Pascal (Johnny Flynn) is her new bad boy boyfriend. The question is how bad is the bad boy and how good is the young girl? The Channel Islands scenery is cold and forbidding as is the feeling of the film.
A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.
Beast Q&A at TIFF 2017
|Principle Cast||Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James|
|Run Time||107 minutes|
|Premier||Toronto International Film Festival 2017|