I love reading everything from fantasy to historical romances. On a constant quest for more books to read.
1720. After the wreck of his ships, a financially-ruined merchant exiles himself in the countryside with his six children. Among them is Beauty, 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, who sentences him to death for stealing a rose.
Feeling responsible for the terrible fate which has befallen her family, Beauty decides to sacrifice herself and take her father's place. At the Beast's castle, it is not death that awaits Beauty, but a strange life in which fantastical moments mingle with gaiety and melancholy. Every night, at dinner, Beauty and the Beast sit down together.
They learn about each other, taming one another like two strangers who are total opposites. When she has to repulse his amorous advances, Beauty tries to pierce the mysteries of the Beast and his domain. And when night falls, the Beast's past is revealed to her bit by bit in her dreams. It is a tragic story, which tells her that this solitary and fearsome being was once a majestic prince. Armed with her courage, ignoring every danger, and opening her heart, Beauty manages to release the Beast from his curse. And in doing so, she discovers true love.
Ive been waiting to see this movie or at least the trailer for it since I first learnt about it over a year ago. It will probably take a little more time until I can view the actual movie...but judging by the trailer it will be an amazing experience and I personally cant wait to watch it.
It seems the director has been inspired visually by Cocteaus "Beauty and the beast" (1946) and it while the plot doesnt seem much too different from the 1992 Disney version of the fairytale allegedly the directors inspiration and vision for his "Beauty and the beast" is drawn from the darker and more complex version of the story as originally written in the 18th century by Madame de Villeneuve.
More about it here