Directed by Jean Cocteau
Starring : Jean Marais, François Périer, María Casarès, Marie Déa, Roger Blin, Juliette Greco


1950 | 91’ | B&W | OV French | Fantasy | DCP
Film restored in 2008
Subtitles : English, German, Finnish
Rights : International (except for UK, USA & Anglophone Canada)


Once again Jean Cocteau updates a classic to a compelling modern allegory. Jean Marais is Orpheus, a poet in search of inspiration. Marie Déa is radiant as Eurydice. Maria Casarès is Death, the imperious and seductive princess, whose glove-clad hand ripples though a mirror, leading Orpheus to another world.


“If a poet has a dream, it is not of becoming famous, but of being believed.”  – Jean Cocteau


Cannes Film Festival, Cannes Classics, 2008