TO KILL THE BEAST (TIFF2021) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

To Kill the Beast is a succinct and elegant film. Admirable for this lack of flab (a rare treat in today’s cinema landscape), Augustina San Martín’s pacing is impressive; never rushed, despite its short run-time it has a powerful rhythm, and reveals a filmmaker who understands the value of silence and stillness as much as noise and action. A highly sensory film focused largely on Emilia’s initial investigation that evolves into a journey of self-discovery.

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