Oct 1st 2019

“Children believe what we tell them. They have complete faith in us…I ask of you a little of this childlike simplicity.” Viewers will recognize the classic tale behind Jean Cocteau’s debut film, but the surreal poiesis he brings to the medium plunges from the familiar story of a beautiful girl who falls in love with a fearsome but gentle Beast, into a whirling vision of death and desire. Exquisite performances, costumes, scenery, and practical effects enable this labor of love to retain its ageless magic.

format: 35mm, runtime: 93 minutes
Part of our Tuesday Series, Fairytales Revisited
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