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Janus Films handout film still: THE BEAST Directed by Bertrand Bonello. The year is 2044: artificial intelligence controls all facets of a stoic society as humans routinely ?erase? their feelings. Hoping to eliminate pain caused by their past-life romances, Gabrielle (Le?a Seydoux) continually falls in love with different incarnations of Louis (George MacKay).

Léa Seydoux (and plenty of dolls) sets the screen on fire in The Beast

Carole Bethuel

The Beast
Bertrand Bonello
In cinemas

“Something or other lay in wait for him,” wrote Henry James in 1903, “amid the twists and turns of the months and the years, like a crouching beast in the jungle.” The beast in his tale was (just to spoil it for you) fear itself, for it was fear that stopped our hero from living any kind of worthwhile life.

Swap around the genders of the couple at the heart of James’s The Beast in the Jungle…

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