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  • Actor Jean Marais lays on the ground, his face reflected in a pool of water.
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Jean Cocteau’s
ORPHEUS

1:45   7:15

Thursday, April 25

(1950) After eponymous poet Jean Marais sees pal François Périer run down by motorcyclists, he pursues him to the realm of Death, ruled over by Maria Casarès (Children of Paradise). Startling special effects create a truly dream-like atmosphere for modern update of the myth. 35mm. Approx. 95 min.

Part of Jean Cocteau’s Orphic Trilogy.

Reviews

“Replete with poetic tricks – the mirrors, the messengers of Death dressed in black leather and riding motorcycles, and especially the creation of an imaginary town out of Paris locations.”
– Georges Sadoul

Links

Jean Cocteau’s <br>BLOOD OF A POET

Jean Cocteau’s
BLOOD OF A POET

Thursday, April 25
12:30   6:00

Jean Cocteau’s<br>TESTAMENT OF ORPHEUS

Jean Cocteau’s
TESTAMENT OF ORPHEUS

Thursday, April 25
3:40   9:10

Jean Cocteau’s<br>ORPHEUS

Jean Cocteau’s
ORPHEUS

Monday, April 29
12:30

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