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The Testament of Orpheus


In his final film, [[Performer~P85359~Jean Cocteau~jeancocteau]] brilliantly evokes memories of his past triumphs, [[Feature~V6150~Blood of a Poet~thebloodofapoet]] (1930) and [[Feature~V160873~Orpheus~lorfeodesopernhauseszürich]] (1949). [[Performer~P85359~Cocteau~jeancocteau]] casts himself as an aging poet who knows he is dying (as indeed he was); his greatest desire is to be reborn so that he can qualify for celestial immortality. The stellar cast includes such French film favorites as Jean-Pierre...more