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La Belle et la Bete

94 mins
1946
BBFC PG

Film times

Thu

10 Dec

Sat

19 Dec

With its enchanted castle featuring fantastic living statuary and Cocteau's lover Jean Marais starring as a Beast who is at once brutal and gentle, rapacious and vulnerable, shamed and repelled by his own bloodlust, La Belle et la Bete remains a pinnacle of the cinematic Gothic imagination.
As Marina Warner has written, 'the film unfolds to a perfectly poised slow tempo in surreal settings that gain intensity from the fabulous decor and costumes, the glittering lighting and the many moments of magic effects. The candle-lit shadow-play deepens the gothic atmosphere of the beast's castle, harking back to early expressionist classics of the genre.'

Winter fables, fairy tales and a feast of festive faves. This film is part of our Enchanted Castle holiday season!


Starring:
Jean Marais, Josette Day
Director:
Jean Cocteau, Rene Clement
Language:
French
Country:
France