Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

9 Episodes

These seductive, deviant adult fairy tales may not make great bedtime stories, but they are guaranteed to produce fever dreams.

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Happily Ever After
  • Introducing Happily Ever After

    Episode 1

  • I Married a Witch

    Episode 2

    Directed by René Clair • 1942 • United States

    Veronica Lake casts a seductive spell as a charmingly vengeful sorceress in this supernatural screwball classic. Many centuries after cursing the male descendants of the Salem puritan who sent her to the stake, this blonde bombshell with a broomsti...

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Episode 3

    Directed by Jean Cocteau • 1946 • France

    Jean Cocteau's sublime adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont's fairy-tale masterpiece, in which the pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast, is a landmark of motion picture fantasy, with unforgettably romantic perform...

  • Ugetsu
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    Episode 4

    Ugetsu

    Episode 4

    Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi • 1953 • Japan
    Starring Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Kinuyo Tanaka

    By the time he made UGETSU, Kenji Mizoguchi was already an elder statesman of Japanese cinema, fiercely revered by Akira Kurosawa and other directors of a younger generation. And with this exquisite ...

  • Donkey Skin

    Episode 5

    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1970 • France

    In this lovingly crafted, wildly eccentric adaptation of a classic French fairy tale, Jacques Demy casts Catherine Deneuve as a princess who must go into hiding as a scullery maid in order to fend off an unwanted marriage proposal, from her own father, ...

  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

    Episode 6

    Directed by Jaromil Jireš • 1970 • Czechoslovakia

    A girl on the verge of womanhood finds herself in a sensual fantasyland of vampires, witchcraft, and other threats in this eerie and mystical movie daydream. VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS serves up an endlessly looping, nonlinear fairy tale, ...

  • The Magic Flute

    Episode 7

    Directed by Ingmar Bergman • 1975 • Sweden

    Ingmar Bergman puts his indelible stamp on Mozart's exquisite opera in this sublime rendering of one of the composer's best-loved works: a celebration of love, forgiveness, and the brotherhood of man. The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten) stars Josef Köstlinge...

  • Black Moon

    Episode 8

    Directed by Louis Malle • 1975 • France, Germany

    Louis Malle meets Lewis Carroll in this bizarre and bewitching trip down the rabbit hole. After skirting the horrors of a mysterious war being waged in the countryside, beautiful young Lily (Cathryn Harrison) takes refuge in a remote farmhouse, wh...

  • Wings of Desire

    Episode 9

    Directed by Wim Wenders • 1987 • Germany, France

    Wings of Desire is one of cinema's loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts, fears, hopes, dreams, of all the people living below. But when he falls in love with ...