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Opens on April 3

Director: Jean Cocteau Run Time: 95 min. Release Year: 1950 Language: French

Starring: François Périer, Henri Crémieux, Jean Marais, María Casares, Marie Déa

Jean Cocteau’s update of the Orpheus myth depicts a famous poet (Jean Marais), scorned by the Left Bank youth, and his love for both his wife, Eurydice (Marie Déa), and a mysterious princess (Maria Casarès). Seeking inspiration, the poet follows the princess from the world of the living to the land of the dead, through Cocteau’s famous mirrored portal. Orpheus’s peerless visual poetry and dreamlike storytelling represent the legendary Cocteau at the height of his powers.


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