Beau Is Afraid

From writer-director Ari Aster comes a delirious journey into the unknown: the story of a man who sets out to visit his mother and discovers a world full of malevolent forces and invisible eyes watching his every move.

Beau Is Afraid
United States, Canada 2023
  • Czech
179 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Beau is afraid – of life, of the world, and most of all of his mother. On his way to a family visit, he is drawn into an unexpected spiral of absurd events he could never have imagined in his darkest dreams. On a frantic journey of humour, scares and adventure, the lonely oddball must come to terms with his fears and finally take his life into his own hands. Film visionary Ari Aster (Hereditary, Midsommar) joins forces with acting chameleon Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) to deliver an extraordinarily immersive cinematic experience that breaks down barriers of genre and audience expectations.

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Director: Ari Aster
Screenplay: Ari Aster
Cinematography: Pawel Pogorzelski
Music: The Haxan Cloak
Sound: Paul Hsu
Editing: Lucian Johnston
Production Design: Fiona Crombie
Producer: Ari Aster, Lars Knudsen
Co-production: Luca Borghese, Tyler Campellone
Costumes: Alice Babidge
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Patti LuPone, Amy Ryan, Nathan Lane, Kylie Rogers, Denis Ménochet, Parker Posey, Zoe Lister-Jones, Armen Nahapetian, Julia Antonelli
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.