The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present
Les Enfants Terribles
A teenaged brother (Edouard Dermithe) and sister’s (Nicole Stéphane) unhealthy obsession with one another leads, inevitably, to tragedy.
Fatalistic and extraordinarily powerful, Cocteau’s beautiful, otherworldly, profoundly literary script must have seemed virtually unfilmable, but Melville’s precise and poetic cinematic style manages to retain its claustrophobic spirit. Shot mostly at the famed Théâtre Pigalle by Henri Decaë, this is a key work of postwar French cinema.
Jean Cocteau: The Poetry of Dreams (8–22 Dec 2021)
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