Orphée (Orpheus) 1950 PG

1.00PM Sat 5 Dec 2020 (1hr 35mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Orpheus will screen from a 2K digital restoration.

'This intensely personal reworking of the Orpheus legend is probably Cocteau’s most influential cinematic achievement. He uses reverse slow-motion and negative images to suggest the Underworld, while the ordinary domestic life of Mr and Mrs Orpheus is filmed realistically, elaborating the theme of the poet caught between real and imaginary worlds. This haunting and visually striking film is amongst the most remarkable attempts to fuse poetry and cinema.' Melbourne  Cinémathèque

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 112 MINUTES, FRANCE, FRENCH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: JEAN COCTEAU / CINEMATOGRAPHER: NICOLAS HAYER / EDITOR: JACQUELINE SADOUL / PROD CO: ANDRE PAULVE FILM, FILMS DU PALAIS ROYAL / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: UNZERO FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: 2K DCP