La Belle Et La Bete: Film review – Cocteau’s Forties fantasy is still a thing of real beauty – Reviews – Films – The Independent

La Belle Et La Bete

Cocteau’s 1946 version of the famous fairytale (re-released in a 4K restoration as part of the British Film Institute’s ongoing Gothic season) is a tour de force that belies the straitened circumstances in which it was made. Shooting not long after the German occupation ended, Cocteau and his collaborators conjure up visual effects that are as startling and as magical as anything achieved in huge-budget Hollywood films.

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