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Beau Is Afraid (2023)

Opens on April 21

Director: Ari Aster Run Time: 179 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2023

Starring: Amy Ryan, Denis Ménochet, Joaquin Phoenix, Nathan Lane, Parker Posey

Country: Canada, Finland, United States
Language: English

About the film:

Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix)

Following the sudden death of his mother, a paranoid man confronts his darkest fears as he embarks on an epic, Kafkaesque odyssey back home. A bold and ingeniously depraved new film from writer-director Ari Aster.

“Aster at his most daring and unrestrained… a profoundly imaginative and audacious artistic experience”

—Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting

About the filmmaker:

Ari Aster is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He perfected his craft in short films before premiering his debut feature film Hereditary (2018) in the Midnight section at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. He followed up with the psychological thriller Midsommar (2019). A New York native, he earned a fellowship into the graduate directing program at the AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles. His thesis, the short film The Strange Thing About the Johnsons (2011), premiered at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival.

Beau Is Afraid (2023) is his third feature with A24 Films.

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