Antoine and Olga are a middle-aged French couple who move to a Galician village, seeking closeness with nature. Despite their quiet life, the couple’s presence inflames two of their neighbours, the Anta brothers, to the point of outright hostility and shocking violence.

If you are a member of the Institut Français d’Écosse you can benefit from a free entry to see the film “The Beasts”, shown as part of the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival! To book your seat please contact us at or 0131 285 6030

The screening will be preceded by an introduction by Dr David Sorfa.

Dr David Sorfa is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh and editor-in-chief of the journal Film-Philosophy. He has written on Michael Haneke, Czech film, surrealism, belief in cinema and the philosophical implications of point-of-view. He has particular interests in film-philosophy, Existentialism, phenomenology, the work of Jacques Derrida and the presentation of thought and thinking in cinema.

He has acted as Programme Director of the MSc and PhD in Film Studies and as the Postgraduate Research Director for the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures. He was previously Head of Film Studies at Liverpool John Moores University.

In cultural partnership with the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival.