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Jean Cocteau, La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast), 1946 (still); photo: courtesy: Janus Films

La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast)

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019

1 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater, Floor 1

$10 Members

$12 General

Introduced by Anne McGuire, visual artist and author of The Eyepole: A Short Story

Only true love can lift the curse that turned a handsome duke into a terrifying beast, in this hypnotizing mix of magic, enchantment, and horror. Shot in lush black and white, Cocteau’s sumptuously glittery and poetic avant-garde adaptation of the classic eighteenth-century gothic-styled fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont is considered a classic of French cinema.

Print source: Janus Films

Film Details

Director: Jean Cocteau,

Year: 1946

Running time: 93 minutes

Country: France

Language: French with English subtitles

Format: 35mm

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