La Belle Et La Bete

La Belle Et La Bete
  • Wednesday May 23 | 7:00pm

The plot of Cocteau's film revolves around Belle's father who is sentenced to death for picking a rose from Beast's garden. Belle offers to go back to the Beast in her father's place. Beast falls in love with her and proposes marriage on a nightly basis which she refuses.

Beauty and the Beast is now recognized as a classic of French cinema. The set designs and cinematography were intended to evoke the illustrations and engravings of Gustave Doré and, in the farmhouse scenes, the paintings of Jan Vermeer.

“Cocteau's film is antic and playful, but there is real pain (and genuine eroticism) behind its flamboyant façade. La belle et la bête is full of wonder and mystery. It's cinema's ultimate love story, dressed up as a monster. “ The Guardian, Xan Brooks

La Belle Et La Bete

  • Director: Jean Cocteau
  • Year: 1946
  • Run Time: 107mins
  • Country: France
  • Rating: PG