Filmfest 2018

German Age Rating

On the island of Jersey, time seems to stand still in a confining world that is suffocating and traditional. Moll conceals her past. Pascal, too. He rescues Moll from an intrusive admirer: "You're wounded. I can fix that." He liberates her from the clutches of her family, and the two outsiders come under each other's spell. Pascal could be the serial killer who's terrorizing Jersey. Moll stands by him, come what may.

tags: Family, Society, Love, Feature film, Crime/Murder

Cast: Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James


Screenplay: Michael Pearce

Director of Photography: Benjamin Kracun

Film Editor: Maya Maffioli

Composer: Jim Williams

Production Designer: Laura Ellis-Cricks

Costume Design: Jo Thompson

Sound: Gunnar Oskarsson

Producer: Kristian Brodie, Lauren Dark, Ivana Mackinnon

Production Company: Agile Films

Co-Producer: Myles Payne, David Staniland, Natascha Wharton, Sam Lavender, David Kosse

Co-Production Company: BFI Film Fund & Film4, BFI British Film Institute, Stray Bear Productions

World Sales: Protagonist Pictures

Director: Michael Pearce


Michael Pearce was born in Jersey. He studied film direction at the Arts University Bournemouth and at the National Film & Television School in Beaconsfield. His short film KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES was nominated for a BAFTA in 2014. BEAST is his first feature-length film.