The Great Movies: Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bete, 1946)

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Watch the movie on Kanopy beforehand, then join us for a lively Friday evening discussion on Zoom. Register for this program to receive the Zoom login information via email.

No, this isn't either the Disney live or animated film, but Jean Cocteau's sublime 1946 adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont's fairy-tale masterpiece. The pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast--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 Bete) have become timeless icons of cinematic wonder.

Not rated, 94 min. In French with English subtitles

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