Orphée — Jean Cocteau (1950) — Sat 12th December

newsletter_orphee_imageonlyJean Cocteau’s update of the Orph­eus myth depicts a fam­ous poet (Jean Marais), scorned by the Left Bank youth, and his love for both his wife, Eury­dice (Marie Déa), and a mys­ter­i­ous prin­cess (Maria Cas­arès). Seek­ing inspir­a­tion, the poet fol­lows the prin­cess from the world of the liv­ing to the land of the dead, through Cocteau’s fam­ous mirrored portal. Orpheus’s peer­less visu­al poetry and dream­like storytelling rep­res­ent the legendary Cocteau at the height of his powers.


8pm DJ set from Michael John­son (The Book & Record Bar)
9pm Film (95 Mins)
 

£5 Tick­ets on the door
Licensed bar

 

Venue:
The Por­tico Gal­lery
23a Knight’s Hill
West Nor­wood
SE27 0HS

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