As a collaborative creative form, cinema has allowed us to see some of the most celebrated partnerships of performers and filmmakers, such as Tony Leung and Wong Kar-wai and Robert De Niro with Martin Scorsese. Similar sensibilities and tastes among creators and performers tend to attract one another and, as a result, assist each other bring out the best in the other. Everyone felt that it made sense when it was announced that Joaquin Phoenix will play the lead in Ari Aster’s upcoming movie after the success of Joker.
It seems like a match made in heaven between the two of them, who are both outstanding filmmakers in their own right, and their desire to push the boundaries of filmmaking by exploring and experimenting with even the darkest and most horrific aspects of human existence.
Joaquin has had a remarkable run over the past few years, from playing the titular Batman villain in Todd Philip’s Joker, which earned him nearly every major acting award, including his first Academy Award, to giving masterful performances in indie darlings like C’mon C’mon and You Were Never Really Here.
The highbrow horror films Hereditary and Midsommar, which both earned a lot of positive reviews and a fervent cult following, helped Ari Aster establish himself as an auteur and as one of the most promising up-and-coming voices in contemporary cinema. The third film Aster has made for A24, Beau Is Afraid, has been hailed as a surrealist horror comedy spanning multiple decades. Discover what we know about the Joaquin Phoenix car by reading the information below.
When Beau Is Afraid was initially expected to come out in 2022, A24 decided to delay it until 2023. The movie will now debut in theatres on April 21, 2023. The movie’s opening night opponent will be Evil Dead Rising from Warner Bros. It’s unclear whether Beau Is Afraid will have a limited release first before expanding, unlike Ari Aster’s last two films, Hereditary and Midsommar, which both received broad releases from A24 immediately away.
Plot of Beau is Afraid
Ari Aster is the last person we can expect to write a traditional plot for, even though the specifics of the plot for Beau Is Afraid are being kept carefully under wraps. The writer-director is renowned for his distinct style and his passion for continuously throwing curveballs at the viewer. Going on the journey Aster sends you on without knowing anything about what’s going to happen next is half the fun of his films, so it’s best to avoid learning any significant spoilers before watching.
However, we do know a little bit about the premise of Beau Is Afraid, and the trailer only adds to our confusion. Aster is featured in what has been called “an intimate, decades-spanning portrayal of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time.”
Although it doesn’t seem like the main character is all that successful from the trailer’s appearance. When his controlling mother passes away, Beau, played by Phoenix, returns home where he encounters some frightening supernatural threats and learns secrets about his own past. Beau is a nervous but attractive man who has a tense relationship with his controlling mother. Only Beau is on his way to see his mother when he is struck by a car and taken into the care of an odd couple is all that is known.
In a previous short film, Beau, made by Ari Aster, a guy who is on his way home to meet his mother when he loses his keys experiences strange and bizarre happenings. Despite the lack of formal confirmation, it is quite possible that Aster will explore some of the same concepts in this movie given how similar they are. In order to watch Ari Aster’s Beau before Beau Is Dead hits theatres, go to YouTube.