Beast (2017)

March 11, 2020 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Centenary Centre
Atholl St
Peel IM5 1BD
Isle of Man
Beast (2017) @ Centenary Centre | Peel | Isle of Man


Runtime: 1hr 47min || Cert: 15
Crime, Drama, Mystery

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“Be careful what you unleash”

Winner of the 2019 BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer; 6 further award wins and 20 nominations

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.

In her tiny island community, twenty-something Moll “Jessie Buckley” quickly falls for charming newcomer Pascal “Johnny Flynn”. When he is named the top suspect in several murders around town, she defends him to her family but becomes doubtful as she sees his true colors. Geraldine James, Trystan Gravelle, and Shannon Tarbet also star. Written and directed by Michael Pearce.

Inspired by the real-life case of the ‘Beast of Jersey’, this magnificent modern day fairy-tale is full of monsters, plot-twists, and paranoia.

“Immaculately composed yet skittish, edgy and surprising, this impressive debut by writer-director Michael Pearce emanates a chill that will have you hugging your sides.” – Philip De Semlyen, Time Out

“The dark nail-biter eschews the obvious at every turn and is less a whodunit than a twisted moral meditation grounded by its mesmerizing leading lady.” – Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic

“A strong debut from director Michael Pearce, with a gripping performance by newcomer Jessie Buckley. So much more than just another serial-killer movie.” – Dan Jolin, Empire

Tickets available online (, or from Celtic Gold (Peel), Shakti Man (Ramsey) and Thompson Travel (Port Erin) or on the door (unless sold out).

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