Jean Cocteau's imaginative, surrealistic adaptation of the classic Marie de Beaumont fairy tale is cinematic poetry at its finest. The young and beautiful Belle (Josette Day) is held prisoner by the grotesque Beast (Jean Marais) as punishment after her father steals a rose from the creature's castle grounds. At first horrified by the sight of the Beast, Belle slowly begins to fall in love with her monstrous captor. Mila Parély co-stars. 93 min. Standard; Soundtrack: French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English. In French with English subtitles.