Testament of Orpheus (1959), NR
Testament of Orpheus, © Janus Films
- 6:00 pm – 7:20 pm
- Jean Cocteau
In his last film, Jean Cocteau portrays an 18th-century poet who travels through time on a quest for divine wisdom. In a mysterious wasteland, he meets several symbolic phantoms that bring about his death and resurrection. With an eclectic cast that includes Pablo Picasso, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jean Marais and Yul Brynner, Testament of Orpheus brings to full circle the journey that Cocteau began in The Blood of a Poet, an exploration of the torturous relationship between the artist and his creations.
In French, with English subtitles.
Film begins with an introduction by director, producer and screenwriter Gregory Nava.
- Free with admission
- No reservations needed. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the screening.