2016 KidFilm Festival: Beauty and the Beast
The classic fairy tale gets a gorgeous re-telling in this lavish French production directed by Christophe Gans. After the wreck of his ships, a financially-ruined merchant (André Dussollier) exiles himself in the countryside with his six children. Among them is Belle (Léa Seydoux), his youngest daughter, a joyful girl full of grace. One day, during an arduous journey, the merchant stumbles across the magical domain of the Beast (Vincent Cassel), who sentences him to death for stealing a rose. Feeling responsible for the terrible fate which has befallen her family, Belle decides to sacrifice herself. At the Beast’s castle, it is not death that awaits Belle, but a strange life in which fantastical moments mingle with gaiety and melancholy. Armed with her courage, ignoring every danger, and opening her heart, Belle manages to release the Beast from his curse, and in doing so, discovers true love.