Dates & Times

Wed 19 Jun 2024

Running time: 145 minutes

Cert TBC

Seating: Allocated - See Seating Plan for More Details

In French with English subtitles.

In a near-future world dominated by artificial intelligence, where human emotions are perceived as a threat, Gabrielle embarks on a journey to purify her DNA by revisiting her past lives. During this process, she reconnects with Louis, her great love. However, a sense of foreboding and fear grips her as she anticipates an impending catastrophe.

A white female with blonde shoulder length hair with a fringe wearing a pale blue roll neck top, stood facing a white male with dark hair. He is wearing a grey suit jacket and white shirt.

Exploring the pressing issues of artificial intelligence and the persistent phenomena of incel culture, THE BEAST raises essential questions about fate, self-discovery, and the continuously evolving essence of human existence.

A white female with blonde hair with a fringe in laid horizontal in a pool of dark water. She is enveloped in a black / plastic that covers her full body from her chest. There is a large domed window in the background with white window frames.

‘A luxurious cinematic experience’ – ★★★★★ The Guardian

‘The Beast is an audacious interdimensional romance, techno-thriller and Los Angeles noir rolled up in one’ – The New York Times

‘Léa Seydoux astounds in Science Fiction epic’ – Collider

Director: Bertrand Bonello

Cast: Léa Seydoux, George Mackay, Guslagie Malanda

  • Information about screenings with subtitles

    Subtitled screenings offer captions which transcribe dialogue only. Subtitled screenings attempt to give D/deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers an understanding of the spoken dialogue within the film, but do not include descriptions about other aspects of the soundtrack, including music and sound effects.

  • Seating accessibility information


    Seat size

    Seats in the Cinema are 45cm (172/3“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 40cm (152/3“) from the floor, and have 12cm (42/3“) between seats.


    Seats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.


    Seats in the cinema have 30cm (112/3”) of legroom in front of seats, with additional legroom on row A and seats B1-B4 and B11-B14.

    Further information

    If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.

  • BBFC rating information (may contain spoilers)

    Threat and horror

    There are sustained sequences in which a man stalks and watches a woman with the intent of killing and raping her. In other scenes, a man and woman attempt to escape a burning building.


    Strong language is frequent throughout (‘f**k’) as well as use of other terms such as ‘bitch’, ‘pussy’, ‘shit’, ‘ass’ and ‘piss’. The term ‘n***a’ is audible during a rap song playing at a club.


    A man is very briefly seen masturbating in an online clip. There are also scenes in which couples embrace passionationaly and oral sex is implied. Verbal sex references to virginity and orgasm also occur.


    Incel culture is a theme in the film. Consequently, there are several sequences in which a man talks about women in a misogynistic manner.


    A woman takes a pill at a nightclub that her friend describes as being ‘awesome’.


    There are undetailed verbal suicide references.

    Injury detail

    A dead body is shown lying in a swimming pool surrounded by blood. There is also a scene in which dead bodies float in water.


    Incidental breast nudity occurs when a woman’s blouse becomes wet and translucent. There are also several shots of avant-garde nude portraits.

    Disturbing images

    It’s implied that a woman strangles a cat. There is no on screen evidence of animal cruelty.

    Alcohol and tobacco

    There are several scenes in which characters smoke cigarettes.

    Flashing/flickering lights

    This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.