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Beau Is Afraid (15)

31 May - 1 June

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Audio descriptions are available for all showings of this film


  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Friday 19 May (12:45) (16:00)All tickets £6.50
Friday 26 May (12:45)All tickets £6.50

Ari Aster’s (Hereditary, Midsommar) latest film stars Joaquin Phoenix as the titular Beau, an immensely paranoid man, riddled with fear, who embarks on an epic odyssey to get home to his mother. In the process, Beau comes face to face with everything he is afraid of during a colossal, surreal adventure.

Why we love it:

'Watching Beau is Afraid gives you the tantalising feeling of the cliff-edge of a dream: you want to wake up, but are also secretly desperate to see how it ends. Appreciating the tense - and often hilarious - depths of sensory overload, Aster plays out Beau's worst anxieties in a cacophony of unfortunate events that feel so unreal as to maybe be… real? Hilarity is found within the absurd, every frame bursting with a heightened laugh/cry tension that kept me on tenterhooks. Nothing is held back, so you feel compelled to lean in. An astonishing, funny, mind-bending film that was made for the cinema (and for dissecting with your pals after).' - Anna Ireland, Marketing & Outreach Co-ordinator, Film Hub Scotland

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  • Director Ari Aster
  • Cast Joaquin Phoenix, Patti LuPone, Parker Posey
  • Country USA
  • Year of Production 2023
  • Running Time 2h58m
  • Certificate 15
  • Content Warning Strong threat, violence, sex, drug misuse, language, nudity, injury detail
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