Once upon a time, there was a lovable and affectionate girl named Belle. When her father offends the "Beast" by plucking a rose in his garden, Belle offers to become his hostage in place of her father. Little by little she learns to pity, to understand and finally to love the monster, who is eventually transformed through her love into a charming prince.
Original dialogue: French
Directed by: Jean Cocteau
Starring: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Marcel André
Black and White – 94 min
Awards & Screenings:
The film was released in Paris on 29 October 1946, after having been presented at the first Cannes Film Festival in September.
The film received the Louis Delluc Award in 1946.
Wednesday 27 November, 10.30am at City Stars Cinema, Omar Ibn El-Khattab Street, Nasr City
Friday 29 November, 1pm at Galaxy Cinema, 67 Abd El Aziz Al Saud St., El Manial
Tuesday 3 December, 10.30am at Plaza Cinema, Americana Plaza Mall, Sheikh Zayed
Complete programme of Panorama of the European Film
All data provided by Misr International Films - Youssef Chahine.