Jean Cocteau’s magic and masterful Beauty and the Beast is a retelling of a classic fairy tale. The film recounts a story of love transforming ugliness into beauty. Loaded with symbolism and exquisite surreal touches, Cocteau’s film has inspired artists and filmmakers since its debut. Film Critic Walter Chaw discusses the enduring place of Beauty and the Beast in the cinema firmament. This film is free to watch on the streaming service Kanopy which you can subscribe to using your library card. Not a Kanopy member yet? Grab your library card and get started here.
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