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Monday, April 06, 2009

Cocteau's The Testament of Orpheus


I am not sure why I paused for several years in my viewing of the Orphic Trilogy, but I had only seen Orpheus and Blood of a Poet before today. Finally, I saw The Testament of Orpheus.


Cocteau is between worlds, outside of time, in this, his final film. he confronts Orpheus, The Princess, and his other characters, as he wanders. He is put on trial for disobeying the laws of time and space, but claims it was his right as a poet.


The setting is Les Baux in the South of France, limestone caves which provide an eerily otherworldly ambiance.

1 comment:

Osprey said...

Ooh - I haven't seen that one for some reason - thank you for the review.