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About the Film

Director: Christophe Gans
Actors:  Vincent Cassel and Léa Seydoux

An unexpected romance blooms after the youngest daughter (Seydoux) of a merchant who has fallen on hard times offers herself to the mysterious Beast (Cassel) to whom her father has become indebted. This version of the classic tale from director Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the wolves) offers an opulent, lavish visual experience that adheres more closely to the original, darker fairytale. Gans' interpretation also includes a unique backstory for the Beast. The film has received critical praise for its visual style and won the César Award for Best Production Design in 2014.

The screening will conclude with an open discussion led by our in-house film expert, Barbara Bouquegneau.
Above: Vincent Cassel as La Bête and Léa Seydoux as Belle in La Belle et la Bête

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Upcoming Events

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From Mar 3, 2017 To May 2, 2017

Join us on Thursday, March 2, for an exclusive artist lecture at 6:00 PM (RSVP only) and the opening reception and official kickoff of le mois de la Francophonie at 7:00 PM!

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Concert

L'Oreille de Proust

A Musical Tribute to Marcel Proust

Monday, May 1, 2017 6:00 PM To 7:30 PM

SOLD OUT. Join us at the Boston Athenæum for a concert featuring piano arrangements typical of 19th-century French salons, interwoven with excerpts from Marcel Proust's works.

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Performance

Stage Reading - Peur(s) with WilmerHale and Barclay Damon

Play by Hedi Tillette de Clermont Tonnerre and directed by Sarah Tick

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 At 6:00 PM

Join us for a stage reading of the play Peur(s), followed by a discussion with the director, Sarah Tick, long time Guantanamo Habeas translator Felice Bezri and star-lawyers Rob Kirsch and Stephen Oleskey.

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