Beauty and the Beast

Essential Cinema


Melwood Screening Room
Wed, Mar 25

Wed, Mar 25

Essential Cinema $2

Jean Cocteau was a poet and surrealist filmmaker. His sublime version of the well-known fairy-tale – in which the pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast – is a landmark of film history. It was never intended to be a children's film, with allusions to suffering. But long before computer effects, his vision of enchantment beautifully captured a sense of magic, wonder and romance. With subtitles.

Jean Cocteau | France | 1946 | 93 min