Antoine (Denis Ménochet) and his wife Olga (Marina Foïs ) run an organic farm in a village in Galicia, the northwestern region of Spain. Although the French couple tries their best to integrate into the community, the locals continue to see them as intruders. Their opposition to a wind farm strains relations, especially with brothers Xan and Lorenzo, who are only too eager to scare the couple away with their bullying. However, Antoine and Olga hold their ground, after which the situation threatens to get completely out of hand… ‘Las Bestias’ is an exciting Spanish thriller from Oscar-nominated director Rodrigo Sorogoyen, which portrays the classic contradictions between newcomers and locals, progressiveness and conservatism in an original way. The film, which can be viewed as a contemporary western, premiered in Cannes earlier this year.
‘”The Beasts” is not only disturbing but also deeply moving. Beneath its violent film texture…pulsates a thrilling love story: a shared idealism capable of overcoming any fear, tragedy and threat… We must highlight the director's skill in pacing the suspense, some particularly inspired dialogue… and the work of the actors, both French and Galician alike: Marina Foïs, Denis Ménochet, Marie Colomb, Luis Zahera and the great discovery of the film, Diego Anido.’—Alfonso Rivera, Cineuropa