The Beast standing over Bell at the ornate dinner table in a still from 'La Belle Et La Bête' (1946)
The Beast standing over Bell at the ornate dinner table in a still from 'La Belle Et La Bête' (1946)
La Belle Et La Bête (1946)

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La Belle Et La Bête

Beauty and the Beast

Jean Cocteau | France | | PG
Film

This ageless gothic fairytale comes fully to life in Cocteau’s magically surreal romantic spectacle.

With a dreamlike tone, complete with fantastical inventions, cinematic trickery, and smoke and mirrors, Cocteau’s opus is one of the true landmarks of French cinema. The beautifully detailed costume designs, Henri Alekan’s extraordinarily opulent and fluid cinematography, and Georges Auric’s memorable score are coupled with highly influential effects (René Clément was technical advisor). Jean Marais, Cocteau’s long-time partner and muse, stars as 'The Beast'.

Format: Black & White, Digital
Language: French with English subtitles
Duration: 93 mins

When

Duration

93 mins

Rating

PG

Where

Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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(admission for 12 months of screenings from date of purchase)
Full $295 | Concession $265 – on sale 2 Dec

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Jean Cocteau: The Poetry of Dreams (8–22 Dec 2021)

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