Beats

The rush of the 1990s rave scene is perfectly captured in black and white in this enjoyable coming-of-age drama. Jonno has reached a moment in his life when he needs to move on from his small Scottish home town. But his best friend Spanner seems destined to remain there. Understanding that they stand at a parting of the ways, they decide to have one last blast at an upcoming rave. Brian Welsh’s authentic drama perfectly captures the early 1990s rave scene and in Christian Ortega and Lorn Macdonald he finds his perfect leads.

★★★★ “A hands-in-the-air joyride through the acid house rave set.” - Alex Godfrey, Time Out

★★★★ “Combines the earthy humour and honesty of a Shane Meadows movie with an unexpected expressionistic section – flooded with colour – that channels the boys’ joyful dancefloor abandon.” - Wendy Ide, The Observer

★★★★ “A truly heartfelt rites-of-passage tale — an immersive, intoxicating portrayal of the rave scene at its peak.” - Dan Jolin, Empire

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Runtime 101 Minutes
Release date 2019
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