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 | 1960 | PG

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Wed 22 Dec 2021

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
Runtime: 79 mins

Event duration

79 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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