Enrique Rivero talks to a statue in a still from 'Le Sang D'un Poète' (1932)
Enrique Rivero talks to a statue in a still from 'Le Sang D'un Poète' (1932)
Le Sang D'un Poète (1932)

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Le Sang D'un Poète

The Blood of a Poet

Jean Cocteau | France | | Unclassified (15+)
Film

“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.

Format: Black & White, DCP
Language: French with English subtitles
Duration: 55 mins

When

Duration

55 mins

Rating

Unclassified (15+)

Where

Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Jean Cocteau: The Poetry of Dreams (8–22 Dec 2021)

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