La Belle et la Bête

Despite the stringent conditions of its making in post-liberation France, Cocteau's exquisite and erotic version of the 17th-century fairy tale remains one of the greatest films of the fantasy genre. Beauty gives herself to the Beast, who has held her father to ransome. Through love, and to her slight disappointment, he turns into a handsome prince. Romantic, sensual, hallucinatory and almost tragic, this is an intelligently grown-up telling of a 'children's' tale.


Club and Group screenings

Tue 2nd May 13.00 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members. U3Ac: Open to the public. Part of the latest programme of repertory films brought to us by the University of the Third Age Cambridge Film Group.



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