By Jean Cocteau. 1946, 93 minutes, 35mm. In French with English subtitles. With Jean Marais and Josette Day.
“[P]erhaps the most sensuously elegant of all filmed fairy tales. As a child escapes from everyday family life to the magic of a storybook, so, in the film, Beauty’s farm, with its Vermeer simplicity, fades in intensity as we are caught up in the Gustave Dor? extravagance of the Beast’s enchanted landscape. …Jean Marais is a magnificent beast.” –Pauline Kael
Friday Jan 9 at 7:00 & 9:00 PM - Anthology Film Archives. - 32 2nd Ave 32 2nd Ave (2nd Avenue and 2nd Street)