Cinema of the World

The Beasts

Director : Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Country : Spain, France
Language : Spanish, French
Duration : 137 minutes
Year : 2022
Cinema of the World


The plot is loosely inspired by real events that took place in Santoalla, a semi-abandoned hamlet of Petén from 2010 to 2014.]Set in the Galician countryside, it follows a French couple (Antoine and Olga Denis) settled in a small village seeking to connect with nature, growing and selling their own eco-friendly crops and rehabilitating abandoned properties so they can be re inhabited. However their presence arouses hostility and downright violence from a couple of neighbors, the brothers Xan (an inflexible man used to interacting under a might makes right worldview) and Loren (with reduced mental capacity in the wake of an accident he suffered when he was young), pitted against the French at the opposing side of a dispute pertaining the sale of land to a wind energy company, as Antoine and Olga are opposed to the deal and block it, whilst Xan wants the money in order to leave the countryside and have a chance for a better life for him and his family.

Rodrigo Sorogoyen


Rodrigo Sorogoyen del Amo (born 16 September 1981) is a Spanish film director and screenwriter. He won the Goya Award for Best Director and the Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Realm, a feat he repeated for The Beasts.He was previously nominated for the Goya Award for Best New Director for Stockholm, and the Goya Award for Best Director and the Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay for May God Save Us


– Marina Fois
– Denis Menoc


– Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
– Producer: Ignasi Estrape, Anne-Laure Labadie
– Editor: Alberto del Campo
– Writer: Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Isabel Pena
– DOP: Alejandro de Pblo
– Sound: Aitor Berenguer
– Music: Olivier Arson


Allywood Film Critics Association Awards 2023
Winner- Golden Elm Award (Top Ten Foreign Language Film)
Chicago International Film Festival 2022
Winner- Silver Hugo (Best Ensemble Cast Performance)