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Cocteau's Poets
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Testament of Orpheus

Le testament d'Orphée

Directed by Jean Cocteau
France, 1960
Fantasy, Avant-Garde
Cocteau's Poets


In his last film, Jean Cocteau portrays an 18th-century poet who travels through time on a quest for divine wisdom. Testament of Orpheus brings full circle the journey Cocteau began in The Blood of a Poet, an exploration of the torturous relationship between the artist and his creations.

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Testament of Orpheus Directed by Jean Cocteau

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival


BAFTA Awards

1961 | Nominee: Best Film from any Source

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