A Nos Amours presents the charity screening of Jean Cocteau's 1946 masterpiece, La Belle et la Bête in 35mm at the Phoenix Cinema. Organised by the Tavistock Clinic Foundation in collaboration with A Nos Amours.
Introduced by Mark Kermode. Followed by a Q&A with cultural historian Sir Christopher Frayling and psychotherapist Margaret Rustin.
One of the most celebrated of all fairy tale adaptations and a key work of French cinema, Beauty and the Beast is the work of poet, artist, novelist and playwright Jean Cocteau. The film features breathtaking production design, a wonderful score by Georges Auric and a lyrical, poetic script. Cocteau employs a series of simple but highly effective techniques to create a mesmerizing and dreamlike atmosphere throughout the film.
A unique masterpiece frequently chosen by film-makers as diverse as Paul Schrader and Jacques Rivette as all-time personal favourites. Named as one of the 100 greatest films of all time.
This is my second film I made for A Nos Amours to celebrate the screening event and the film itself in its 35mm format, projected in the superbly fitting and historic, Phoenix Cinema, London.
Shot primarily with Canon 550D and 5D Mk II DSLRs
Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
Music by Georges Auric from the film's score