Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast
Jean Cocteau’s sublime 1946 La Belle et la Bête is a landmark of motion picture fantasy, with unforgettably romantic performances by Jean Marais and Josette Day. The spectacular visions of enchantment, desire, and death in Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) have become timeless icons of cinematic wonder.
Beauty and the Beast was photographed by the great cinematographer Henri Alekan, who also filmed WINGS OF DESIRE some 30 years later.
Beauty and the Beast is also this months Texas Theatre pick on FilmStruck !