Following the latest advice from the Victorian Government ACMI remains temporarily closed. Unfortunately, the 4 Aug session for Le Sang D'un Poète will be postponed.
We look forward to welcoming you back to ACMI soon. Look after yourself, and each other.
“Every poem is a coat of arms. It must be deciphered.”
So begins Cocteau’s decadent and sensual first feature, a subversively autobiographical work that mines his own history as an accomplished artist to contemplate the sometimes-tortured relationship between creator and creation. Cocteau conjures indelible images of life, death and dreams in this free-associative, sensorial and homoerotic dance, establishing the vividly surrealist sensibility that defines the director’s later films.
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