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CANCELLED - UW Cinematheque - Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: 35mm Forever!

CANCELLED - Orpheus (Orphee) | France | 1950 | 35mm | 90 min. | French with English subtitles Director: Jean Cocteau

Event Details

Sunday, March 22, 2020
2 p.m.
Cast: Jean Marais, Marie Déa, Maria Casarès
Cocteau’s update of the Orpheus myth depicts a famous poet (Marais), scorned by the Left Bank youth, and his love for both his wife, Eurydice (Déa), and a mysterious princess (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.