Preview Screenings this Thursday: Hit Man - one of the most anticipated comedies of the year

Closes May 22
🇫🇷 David Lynch's influence looms large in Bertrand Bonello & Léa Seydoux's metaphysical romance!

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 (Léa Seydoux) continually falls in love with different incarnations of Louis (George MacKay). Set first in Belle Époque-era Paris, Louis is a British man who woos her away from a cold husband, then in early 21st Century Los Angeles, he is a disturbed American bent on delivering violent “retribution.” Will the process allow Gabrielle to fully connect with Louis in the present, or are the two doomed to repeat their previous fates? Visually audacious director Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, Nocturama) fashions his most accomplished film to date: a sci-fi epic, inspired by Henry James’ turn-of-the-century novella, suffused with mounting dread and a haunting sense of mystery. Punctuated by a career-defining, three-role performance by Seydoux, The Beast poignantly conveys humanity’s struggle against dissociative identity and emotionless existence.

It’s a textually dense, formally ambitious, and supremely engaging, genre-melding treatise on fear and love.

Chicago Reader

Bertrand Bonello’s exhilarating cinematic challenge stars a never-better Lea Seydoux and George MacKay as lovers across space and time who fight to embrace the beast of their raging emotions while artificial intelligence threatens to eradicate it.

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Series
Genre
RomanceSci-Fi
Runtime 146 minutes
Rated 14A
Directed By Bertrand Bonello
Starring Léa Seydoux, George MacKay, Guslagie Malanda
Language English & French With English Subtitles
Country
CanadaFrance

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22
8:40 pm

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