Beauty and the Beast
Friday, Jan 28 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, Jan 29 at 4:00 PM
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Jean Cocteau. France. 1946, 93 mins. 35mm. In French with English subtitles. With Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély, Nane Germon, Michel Auclair, Marcel André. Jean Cocteau’s adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont’s undying fairy tale is the very definition of cinematic enchantment. The avant-garde poet, artist, and director pulled out all the stops in creating a visually dynamic wonderland, using a barrage of imaginative techniques (with master cinematographer Henri Alekan) to bring the supernatural to life, and casting his lover Jean Marais as the feral humanoid beast—a former prince put under a spell whose curse can only be lifted by true love. Despite all the versions that have come after, Cocteau’s masterpiece remains the greatest: a rapturous, haunting evocation of love that exists beyond the natural world.
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Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.