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Le sang d'un poète

Jean Cocteau France, 1932

A.B. II: The Return's rating of the film The Blood of a Poet

With surrealist works like this, it's really all about what the viewer takes away from it. If this film works for you, that's fine. It did not work for me. For every clever or impressive image this film generates, there are many more where it feels flat. The performances are silly, the narration is ridiculous, and a lot of the scenes are just plain dull.