Beauty and the Beast

  • Dir: Jean Cocteau

  • France, 1946, 96minmins

  • Cast: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély

“Children believe what we tell them…” So surrealist Jean Cocteau framed his postwar quest for beauty and love that has continued to entrance artists like Philip Glass and Tony Kushner. Where classic theater meets disturbing dreamscapes lush in music (by Georges Auric), costumes, sets and imagination. Cocteau made this familiar story into a new world where, he said “I was obliged to deceive both the public and Beauty herself.” Duplicity, promises, love, transformations and such a charming beast, we wonder if “happy ever after” is enough.

1946 Cannes Film Festival


    In-theatre Screening

    • 2016-06-05 (Sun)
      2016-06-26 (Sun)
    • The Grand Cinema


    1. Screenings at Emperor Cinemas iSQUARE, Emperor Cinemas Times Square and PREMIERE Elements : tickets are available at URBTIX till 5pm one day before respective screening, after which tickets will be available only at the box office of the respective venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

    2. Screenings at HK Arts Centre and M+ Cinema : tickets are available at URBTIX outlets until one hour before the screening, after which tickets are available at URBTIX website and mobile app. On-the-day tickets will also be available at the Self-service Ticketing Kiosk of the respective venue, subject to availability.

    3. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

    4. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS appreciates its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.