Beau is Afraid
U25 & Students
Disabled or Unwaged
Director: Ari Aster
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey, Amy Ryan
Duration: 179 mins
"★★★★ – a consistently jaw-dropping joyride through one man’s terrible, very bad, no good week" – Empire
"★★★★ – a brain-melting, deeply harrowing, existentially idiosyncratic complex portrait of a son and mother" – Flickering Myth
★★★★ – Total Film
Director Ari Aster (Hereditary, Midsommar) returns with this mind-bending black comedy, starring Joaquin Phoenix (Joker, Walk the Line) as the permanently anxious Beau.
Terrified of disappointing his mother having missed his flight to visit her, Beau sets off on perilous journey to her house – an odyssey that will see him come face to face with manifestations of his anxieties and paranoias.
Expect jaw dropping set pieces, Charlie Kaufma-esque surrealism and gallows humour delivered by a superb cast that includes Parker Posey, Nathan Lane and Patti LuPone.