Jean Cocteau with painted eyes and an angel in the background in a still from 'Le Testament D'Orphée' (1960)
Jean Cocteau with painted eyes and an angel in the background in a still from 'Le Testament D'Orphée' (1960)
La Testament D'Orphée (1960)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Le Testament D'Orphée

Testament of Orpheus

Jean Cocteau | France | | PG
Film

COVID-19 update

Following the latest advice from the Victorian Government ACMI remains temporarily closed. Unfortunately, the 4 Aug session for Le Testament D'Orphée will be postponed.

We look forward to welcoming you back to ACMI soon. Look after yourself, and each other. 

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Mixing life and death, present and future, nightmare and dream; the third part of Cocteau’s 'Orphic trilogy' is a summation of the artist’s works and preoccupations.

Cocteau as The Poet wanders weightlessly through a dream landscape peopled by his friends, collaborators, characters and images from his films, including María Casares, Jean Marais, Pablo Picasso, Françoise Sagan, Charles Aznavour, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Brigitte Bardot, Edouard Dermithe and Yul Brynner.

Format: Black & White, DCP
Language: French with English subtitles
Duration: 79 mins

When

Postponed

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Duration

79 mins

Rating

PG

Where

Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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