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Cocteau's Poets
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The Blood of a Poet

Le sang d'un poète

Directed by Jean Cocteau
France, 1932
Short, Fantasy, Avant-Garde
Cocteau's Poets


One of cinema’s great experiments, this first installment of the Orphic Trilogy stretches the medium to its limits in an effort to capture the poet’s obsession with the struggle between the forces of life and death.

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The Blood of a Poet Directed by Jean Cocteau

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1933 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

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