Country : France

Year : 1946

Running time : 1h36

Version : French

Director : Jean Cocteau

Actors : Jean Marais, Josette Day, Michel Auclair

Rating : All audience

Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête)

A young woman takes her father’s place to become the prisoner of a monstrous beast who wants to marry her. Jean Cocteau’s adaptation blends horror and fairy tale. The famous playwright departs from the realism in vogue in post-war France to make a poetic version of this timeless story. Jean Marias, usually cast as the gallant young hero, gives a pitch-perfect performance as the powerful yet sincere Beast.