Beauty and the Beast

From Sun 07 to Wed 10 Apr

Jean Cocteau’s sublime adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy-tale masterpiece—in which the pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast—is a landmark of motion picture fantasy, with unforgettably romantic performances by Jean Marais and Josette Day. The spectacular visions of enchantment, desire, and death in Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la bête) have become timeless icons of cinematic wonder. The film features one of Georges Auric’s most magical scores.



The film will be introduced by Dr. Deborah Moss (author of PhD Thesis: Jean Cocteau and George Auric: The poésie and music that shaped their collaboration in the ‘mélodies, huit poèmes de Jean Cocteau’ (1918)