Braindead Studios Fairfax Theatres
611 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, US 90036
July 9, 2023 | 5:15pm
Jean Cocteau’s groundbreaking first film The Blood of a Poet (1930) plays on July 9.
“Poets . . . shed not only the red blood of their hearts but the white blood of their souls,” proclaimed Jean Cocteau of his first film—an exploration of the plight of the artist, the power of metaphor and the relationship between art and dreams. 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.
35mm. B&W. France. 1930.
Director: Jean Cocteau.
Cast: Enrique de Rivero, Lee Miller, Pauline Carton.
Drama, 50 min.
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