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Beast (2022)

Opens on August 19

Director: Baltasar Kormákur Run Time: 103 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Idris Elba, Iyana Halley, Leah Jeffries, Riley Keough, Sharlto Copley

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film: 

A recently widowed man and his two teenage daughters travel to a game reserve in South Africa. However, their journey of healing soon turns into a fight for survival when a bloodthirsty lion starts to stalk them. Starring Idris Elba and Sharlto Copley.

“It’s an edge-of-your-seat crowd-pleaser that cares enough to develop its story world and characters just as well as its jump-scares and tension.”

—Sarah-Tai Black, Globe and Mail

About the filmmaker: 

Baltasar Kormákur is an Icelandic actor, theater and film director, and film producer. He is best known for directing the films 101 Reykjavík (2000), The Sea (2002), A Little Trip to Heaven (2005), Contraband (2012), 2 Guns (2013), and Everest (2015). He earned the Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival for 101 Reykjavík (2000). 

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