Moll is 27 and still living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too beholden to her family to break away. When she meets Pascal, a free-spirited stranger, a whole new world opens up to her and she begins to feel alive for the first time, falling madly in love.
Finally breaking free from her family, Moll moves in with Pascal to start a new life. But when he is arrested as the key suspect in a series of brutal murders, she is left isolated and afraid. Choosing to stand with him against the suspicions of the community, Moll finds herself forced to make choices that will impact her life forever.
Beast is a 2017 British psychological thriller film written and directed by Michael Pearce, starring Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James, Hattie Gotobed, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Shannon Tarbet, Emily Taaffe, Trystan Gravelle, Olwen Fouere, Tim Woodward and Claire Rafferty. The film had its world premiere in the Platform section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
Directed by: Michael Pearce
Starring: Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James, Hattie Gotobed, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Shannon Tarbet, Emily Taaffe, Trystan Gravelle, Olwen Fouere, Tim Woodward, Claire Rafferty
Screenplay by: Michael Pearce
Production Design by: Laura Ellis Cricks
Cinematography by: Benjamin Kracun
Film Editing by: Maya Maffioli
Costume Design by: Jo Thompson
Set Decoration by: Candice Marchlewski
Art Direction by: Thalia Ecclestone
Music by: Jim Williams
Distributed by: Roadside Attractions
Release Date: May 11, 2018 (United Staes), April 27, 2018 (United Kingdom)