Double Bill Orphée La Belle et la Bête

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Orphée

This magical retelling of the Orpheus myth turns the lyre-playing singer of Greek legend into a famous left-bank poet in postwar Paris. Fallen out of favour and lost for poetic inspiration, Orphée becomes obsessed with a mysterious black-clad princess who first claims the life of a rival poet, and then Eurydice, his wife. With its unforgettable imagery — the dissolving mirror through which characters pass into the next world, the leather-clad, death-dealing motorcyclists, and Cocteau’s magical special effects, Orphée is a work of haunting beauty that follows the poetic logic of a dream.

BBFC rating
PG
Year
1950
Running time
95 mins
Country
France
Format
DCP
Other features
S BW
Director
Jean Cocteau
Cast
Jean Marais, María Casares, Marie Déa

La Belle et la Bête

A beautiful young woman takes her father’s place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast who wishes to marry her.

This landmark feat of cinematic fantasy in which master filmmaker Jean Cocteau conjures spectacular visions of enchantment, desire and death has never been equalled.

One of the most spellbinding fairy tales in all cinema.” The Times


BBFC rating
PG
Year
1946
Running time
90 mins
Country
France
Format
DCP
Other features
S BW
Director
Jean Cocteau
Cast
Josette Day, Jean Marais, Miln Parely

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January 6th

Orphée

La Belle et la Bête

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