Testament of Orpheus
Testament of Orpheus (1960)

In his final film, Jean Cocteau brilliantly evokes memories of his past triumphs, Blood of a Poet (1930) and Orpheus (1949). Cocteau casts himself as an aging poet who knows he is dying (as indeed he was); his greatest desire is to be… More

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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
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The 70-year-old Cocteau plays himself as the eternal poet looking back through his films at himself.

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Eric Broome
"The Testament of Orpheus" is difficult to review. It has a hefty sentimental pull, being seventy-year-old Jean Cocteau's farewell to the world… More