The Beasts

Antoine and Olga are a middle-aged French couple who move to a Galician village, seeking closeness with nature. Despite their quiet life, the couple’s presence inflames two of their neighbours, the Anta brothers, to the point of outright hostility and shocking violence.

Cer. 15 Content warning: “The following program contains material that may be disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.” “This program contains violent content which may be too intense for some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.”


In Rodrigo Sorogoyen's new film, men mark out their territory, harass and tear down others, proving that they can be like real wild beasts.” Cannes 2022


Winner | 70th San Sebastián International Film Festival 2022: City of Donostia/San Sebastian Audience Award for Best European Film.

Winner | 58th Chicago International Film Festival 2022: Silver Hugo for Best Ensemble Performance.

Winner | 35th Tokyo International Film Festival 2022: Grand Prix, Best Directo, Best Actor (Denis Ménochet).

Winner | 28th Forqué Awards 2022: Best Film, Best Film Actor (Denis Ménochet).

Winner | Lumière Awards 2023: Best International Co-Production.

Winner | 10th Feroz Awards 2023: Best Drama Film, Best Supporting Actor in a Film (Luis Zahera).

Winner | 2nd Carmen Awards 2023: Best Non-Andalusian Film.

Winner | 78th CEC Medals: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Denis Ménochet), Best Actress (Marina Foïs), Best Supporting Actor (Luiz Zahera), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Music.

Winner | 37th Goya Awards 2023: Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor (Denis Ménochet), Best Supporting Actor (Luis Zahera), Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound.

Winner | 48th César Awards 2023: Best Foreign Film.

Winner | 31st Actors and Actresses Union Awards: Best Film Actor in a Leading Role (Denis Ménochet), Best Film Actor in a Secondary Role (Luis Zahera), Best New Actor (Diego Anido).

Winner | 10th Platino Awards 2023: Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Luis Zahera), Best Film Editing (Alberto del Campo), Best Sound.

French Institute


  • October 11, 2023 (2.00pm)
  • October 11, 2023 (6.15pm)
Spanish, French, Galician with subtitles in English.


  • Thriller


  • Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Main Cast

  • Marina Foïs, Denis Ménochet, Luis Zahera, Diego Anido, Marie Colomb

Release Year

  • 2022


  • Mins: 120'