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  1. Pierre.F's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    Film vraiment super cool. "Le sphinx, Oedipe, ce qu'on a trop voulu connaître, il est possible qu'on le croise un jour sans le voir" C'est vraiment un film qui prend la poésie pour thème.

  2. RUIZ's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    Ce film a beaucoup vieilli...... Cocteau jouant Cocteau...trop, c'est trop... Reste quelques visages d'acteurs qui passent trop vite... non, vraiment, l’exercice joue contre lui et le poète s'avère indigeste...

  3. Arnauld Labadie's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    Une œuvre, comme un miroir à l'aube de l'antre des autres œuvres de tous les temps réunis, comme l'antre de toutes les autres œuvres d'un temps uni, comme le temps uni, comme entre le miroir et le vivant, comme l'uni-temps entre l'homme habite son rêve, comme entre les antres réunis en un sens dans son sens encensé en l'être vivant son rêve, comme sa vraie vie.

  4. lesminho's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

  5. Claude Isabella's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    Cocteau as a sassy old queen giving us the ultimate lesson. A fable to teach the gays how to get around the Cartesianism and repression which could leaves us to burn our dreams.

  6. Superfrog's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    The experimental cinematography would fall flat if it wasn't for the fascinating intellectual contents support, the fact that this is Cocteau swan song and the overall uniqueness of the piece. A definite recommend.

  7. VincentVendetta's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    Poets were always ahead of theorists.

  8. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    Some great images, as you get with Cocteau, but blatant framing of it being his last film seems a little off to me.

  9. Landen Celano's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

  10. Corey's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    Great avant-garde movie. Weird, imaginative, self-reflexive. It starts with v/o narration saying directors make a group of people all dream the same dream at the same time.

  11. adamjaymorris's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    As much an elegy for surrealism as for Cocteau's own artistic career.

  12. Samuel Wells's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    With the same craft and intention as The Blood of a Poet, the film breaks the wall as the director speaks directly to the audience. Rather than having the same clear message of intent, the film is coy and cryptic. Leaving disparities in information. The film continues to become unhinged delving into absolute oddities. The film does not keep it together which hurts the craft. It does succeed in the atmosphere though.

  13. David R Williams's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    "Testament of Orpheus (Le Testament de Orphée) 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."

  14. Monkey Flix's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    It's pretentious. It makes little sense. But it's weird enough to be moderately entertaining.

  15. Danny Indio's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    What is a film? What is unreal? And what is a poet? This film answers these questions.

  16. the_mentaculus's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    The camerawork is wonderful (some of the shots are incredible), but it's mostly really high concept kitsch; an important reflection on Cocteau's life and work, but often, its inherent outré tests even the greatest patience.

  17. Slappy McGee's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    (4.5 stars) This shows you how brilliant an avant-garde film can actually be. I've seen a lot of bad ones lately, but this is truly a MASTER AT WORK. Great imagery combined with poetic ideals mixed with some unique science-fiction perspective as well. So well crafted. A poem on screen. Loved this film. Given time to contemplate it more... it might be a 5-star film for me in the future ...or is it the PAST...??!?

  18. Ethan's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    This is a brilliant fantasy film that blurs the lines of reality and fantasy and once again Cocteau challenges the language of cinema and makes it his own. This is a fitting final film for Cocteau, who spent his entire career bringing magic to the screen and this film is no exception, with a lot to say about mortality and the artist's struggle to seek the truth and reveal it.

  19. Muraki's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    an avant-garde cinematic masterpiece.

  20. Francisco R.'s rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    Somehow, Cocteau's own creations have turned against him and sentenced him to trial. His crimes? Being too innocent and irresponsible as an artist, for shocking his audience by opening his heart to them, for being too sincere with his emotions as no one wanted to hear of gays in the 60s! His testament goes to the youth many generations ahead, that perhaps might understand what love is all about and what poetry is for

  21. En Sangers Bøn's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    I'm not a fan of Cocteau but this is actually my favorite film from him. A valuable and inspiring questionning about the role of poetry.

  22. B o g d a n's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

  23. Aardsy's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    "The man-horse troubled me."

  24. HSBilly's rating of the film Testament of Orpheus

    after all, the earth is not your home, mr. cocteau.

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