Artist's Choice, Screening

  • Image: still from 'La Belle et la Bête', 1946, courtesy BFI

ARTIST’S CHOICE | JEAN COCTEAU’S LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE

La Belle et la Bête, released in 1946, is a landmark feat of cinematic fantasy directed by master filmmaker Jean Cocteau. The film stars Josette Day and Jean Marais and is the first film adaption of the classic fairytale Beauty And The Beast. Henri Alekan’s subtle black and white cinematography combines with Christian Berard’s elaborate costumes and set designs to create a magical piece of cinema which conjures spectacular visions of enchantment, desire and death.

This film has been selected by artist Phillippa Clayden, who will give a short introduction.

CAST Café will serve food from 7pm, something hot and something sweet for £6

The public programme at CAST is supported by Arts Council England, as part of Groundwork 2016-18, which has been awarded Ambition for Excellence funding. Ambition for Excellence is a new programme aimed at stimulating and supporting ambition, talent and excellence across the arts sector in England. The fund aims to have significant impact on the growth of an ambitious international-facing arts infrastructure, especially outside London.

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