Jean Cocteau – Orphée | Orpheus (1950) + Testament Of Orpheus (1960)

OrphéeOrpheus (1950)

Published 27 Jun 2019


Author Margit Singh

Set in Contemporary Paris, the Story of the film is A Variation of the Classic Greek Myth of Orpheus. The Picture begins with Orpheus, Jean Marais, A Famous Poet, Visiting the Café des Poètes. At the Same time, A Princess, Maria Casares and Cégeste, Édouard Dermit, A Handsome Young Poet Whom she Supports, Arrives. The Drunken Cégeste starts A Brawl. When the Police Arrive and Attempt to Take Cégeste Into Custody, he Breaks Free and Flees, only to be Run Down by Two Motorcycle Riders. The Princess has the Police Place Cégeste into her Car in Order toTransport him to the Hospital“. She also Orders Orpheus into the Car in Order to Act as A Witness. Once in the Car, Orpheus discovers Cégeste is Dead and that the Princess is Not Going to the Hospital. Instead, they drive to A Chateau, the Landscape through the Car Windows is Presented in Negative, Accompanied by the Two Motorcycle Riders as Abstract Poetry plays on the Radio. This takes the Form of Seemingly Meaningless Messages, like those Broadcast to the French Resistance from London during the Occupation. (…)

Directed by Jean Cocteau
Produced by André Paulvé
Written by Jean Cocteau
Starring Jean Marais, François Périer, María Casares, Marie Déa, Édouard Dermit
Music by Georges Auric
Cinematography Nicolas Hayer
Edited by Jacqueline Sadoul


Testament of Orpheus (1960)

Published 7 фев 2021


ASA 🎥 📽 🎬

Testament Of Orpheus, 1960, A Film Directed by Jean Cocteau with Jean Cocteau, Claudine Auger, Charles Aznavour, Lucía Bosé, Yul Brynner

Original TitleLe Testament d’Orphée ou Ne Me Demandez Pas PourquoiFrench

Synopsis | Plot

Le Testament d’Orphee, the Last Film Made by Cocteau, is A Visual Summing Up of the Poet’s Own Life. In it Cocteau Gazes, One after the Other, into the Multiple Mirrors of his Loves and his Works, Re Creating his Personal Myth. He Called ItAn Active Poem.”


1960 BAFTA Awards Nominated to Best Film


Jean Cocteau – Jean Cocteau speaks in 1962 to the year 2000 (with English subtitles)

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