Special Screening: La Belle Et La Bête
Please note that there will be no adverts or trailers prior to screening(s) of this programme. The programme will start at the time listed.3hr 00min.
Doors open at 7.00pm, programme starting 7.30pm.
Charity screening of Jean Cocteau's 1946 masterpiece La Belle et la Bête.
Introduced by Mark Kermode. Followed by a Q&A with cultural historian Sir Christopher Frayling and psychotherapist Margaret Rustin.
One of the most celebrated of all fairy tale adaptations and a key work of French cinema, Beauty And The Beast is the work of poet, artist, novelist and playwright Jean Cocteau. The film features breathtaking production design, a wonderful score by Georges Auric and a lyrical, poetic script. Cocteau employs a series of simple but highly effective techniques to create a mesmerizing and dreamlike atmosphere throughout the film.
A unique masterpiece frequently chosen by film-makers as diverse as Paul Schrader and Jacques Rivette as all-time personal favourites. Named as one of the 100 greatest films of all time.
Belle’s father is sentenced to death when he steals a rose from the garden of the Beast at her request. To save her father’s life, Belle agrees to live with the Beast. She assumes he wishes to kill her, but he declares his love for her and proposes to her nightly. Repelled by his exterior she vows never to agree. As she resigns herself to her fate, and becomes more curious about the beast’s tortured soul, will her thoughts change?
Ticket Price £20 full price, £10 concessions (Includes a complimentary glass of wine). All funds raised to go the Tavistock Clinic Foundation
Organised by the Tavistock Clinic Foundation in collaboration with A Nos Amours.