A 70th anniversary release of this rediscovered masterpiece by one of French cinema's giants, Jean Cocteau. In this heartbreaking drama based on Cocteau's highly successful stage play, a mother (Josette Day) smothers her grown son with boyish love. When the son (played by Cocteau regular Jeasn Marais) meets a girl and leaves the family circle, the mother flies into a rage. But when the boy tells his father it sets off another drama - she is none other than the girl the father has been secretly seeing. Tragedy strikes in this time-honoured tale of fledglings leaving the family nest.