The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present
Le Sang D'un Poète
The Blood of a Poet
“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.
Jean Cocteau: The Poetry of Dreams (8–22 Dec 2021)
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Australia's longest-running film society screens significant works of international cinema in the medium they were created, the way they would have originally screened.
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