La Belle et la bÍte (Beauty and the Beast)
Thursday, February 14, 7PM - Classic French Cinema Night (Valentine's Day)
*newly restored 35mm print*
Well before Disney's animated film, Cocteau, with the eye of a poet, created a surreal and stunningly cinematic journey that is one of the most magical films ever made, even in our day of masterful digital effects. Beauty's father, returning home through the woods, leaves the path in search of a rose to give to his daughter and unwittingly enters the Beast's magical chateau. The next morning, he meets the fearsome Beast, who will only let him leave on condition that he sends one of his daughters to the chateau.
Jean Cocteau, 35mm, 96 min, France, 1946 (French)