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)


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