- Jean Cocteau
- Jean Marais, Josette Day
Jean Cocteau’s spectacular fairy tale about the transformative powers of l’amour. In this magical version of the timeless tale, a merchant steals a rose from the Beast’s garden and is forced to give his daughter Belle in return for his life. Once Belle enters the Beast’s enchanted castle, however, she begins to see that the world may not be what she thought. The dreamlike special effects and inspired production design won Cocteau the reputation as one of France’s greatest directors.