Orpheus

Unknown, 1949

Film
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A compelling cinematic allegory of the haunting legend of Eurydice and Orpheus set in modern times, with poet Marais encountering The Princess of Death. Orpheus was allowed to reclaim his dead lover on the condition he did not look back upon her face. But he does … An unforgettable experience of true love, with beautiful music and poetic cinematic effects. Rated: M

Credits

director

Jean Cocteau

Language

French

Duration

01:34:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

35855

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - France

Foreign language films

History → Mythology, Greek

Literature → Mythology, Greek

Silent films

Sound/audio

Silent

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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