The Beasts

2 hours 17 minutes

Not Rated

Maine Film Center

Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine

Winner of nine Goya awards (Spain’s Oscar equivalent), including Best Film of the Year as well as Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Music, The Beasts truly deserved them all. It’s an extraordinary film that is at once a psychological thriller, a deeply moving love story, and a multilayered commentary on class divide, xenophobia, and the gulf between city and country. Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s memorably intense film is set in a Galician (the "wild west" of Spain) farming village. It’s a region that's as sweepingly idyllic as it is economically depressed. A bourgeois French couple, committed to organic farming, settles uneasily among the poor Spanish farmers who've struggled for generations to earn a living from this land. They clash over whether to sell their land to foreign interests who've offered fast money to develop wind power there. The Beasts bowled over awed audiences at sold-out screenings at this year's MIFF.

In Spanish and in French with English subtitles.

This film is eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund. Call the Box Office at 207.873.7000 to obtain YAAF tickets. Pay it forward! Donate to YAAF here.



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