Sun 28 Oct

Le Testament d’Orphée

Cert. PG

Classics, Festivals & Series

Jean Cocteau Retrospective

83 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA | 1960 | dir. Jean Cocteau, with Jean Cocteau, Jean Marais, María Casares

Orpheus is in love with the Princess of Death, while his chauffeur, the angel Heurtebise, falls in love with the poet’s wife Eurydice. When Heurtebise takes Eurydice to the Underworld, Orpheus follows her to get her back. Probably Cocteau’s finest film, this is a perfect marriage between Greek legend and his own personal mythology.

Followed by a dicussion with Nick Walker (Rochester Kino)

See also Orpheus and Sight & Sound season Fantastique: The Dream Worlds of French Cinema at the BFI

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