Dir. Jean Cocteau
France 1950 | Black & white | 95 mins | Cert PG | Fantasy
Cast: Jean Marais, Maria Casarès
Cocteau’s most celebrated film marries classical legend to his own personal mythology in the story of a poet caught between the worlds of the real and the imagined. Meticulously designed, Orphée is the most haunting, poetic and adult of fantasy films. Filmed in and around Paris, the city is subjected to what Cocteau himself called ‘creative geography’, made new and different by the magic of montage.
Available on: DVD, 35mm
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