Beauty and the Beast

(France/1946—directed by Jean Cocteau)

Jean Cocteau’s original and sublime live-action adaptation of Mme Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy-tale masterpiece—in which the pure love of a beautiful girl (Josette Day) melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast (the legendary Jean Marais) — is a landmark of magical motion picture fantasy that continues to beguile and enchant audiences and to influence filmmakers everywhere, seventy-five years after its initial release.

To celebrate Beauty and the Beast’s anniversary, as well as the DFT’s return, we’re proud to present a special holiday screening of this beloved French classic in a dazzling 4K restoration. In French with English subtitles. (93 minutes)

“One of the most magical of all films.” —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times



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