Screening: Orpheus, Jean Cocteau, France, 1950, 110 min

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Title

Screening: Orpheus, Jean Cocteau, France, 1950, 110 min

Subject

Description

29 Sep 2017, Fri 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road

Considered one of Cocteau’s masterpieces, Orpheus updates the myth of Orpheus and depicts a famous poet, scorned by the Left Bank youth, and his love for both his wife, Eurydice, and a mysterious princess. Seeking inspiration, the poet follows the princess to the land of the dead, through Cocteau’s famous mirrored portal. Translating this Greek myth by adapting the story about love, death, and the underworld into a modern scenario allows Cocteau to resonate political questions concerning some younger historical events like war, oppression, and Nazism. This film is the central part of Cocteau’s Orphic Trilogy, the other two being The Blood of a Poet (1930) and Testament of Orpheus (1960).

This Screening is part of the public programme of Ghosts and Spectres – Shadows of History.

Date

2017-09-29

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Short Description

Considered one of Cocteau’s masterpieces, Orpheus updates the myth of Orpheus and depicts a famous poet, scorned by the Left Bank youth, and his love for both his wife, Eurydice, and a mysterious princess.

Programme Type

Audience

General

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Education

No

Collection

Citation

“Screening: Orpheus, Jean Cocteau, France, 1950, 110 min,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed January 29, 2023, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4376.

Item Relations

This Item Is Part Of Item: Ghosts and Spectres – Shadows of History
Item: Jean Cocteau Is Part Of This Item