La Belle et la Bête
Cinema at its most magical, Jean Cocteau’s spellbinding and deeply romantic take on the traditional fairy tale is a rhapsodic delight.
Restored to mark the 50th anniversary of its director’s death, the film stars Josette Day as Belle, an innocent trapped in a castle by Jean Marais’ seemingly wicked beast. However, she is soon party to her captor’s predicament and gradually they fall in love.
★★★★★ “Cinema’s ultimate love story, dressed up as a monster” - Xan Brooks, The Observer