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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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
Joseph Boomhower
Jean Cocteau's final film of his "Orphic Trilogy" is "The Testament of Orpheus" stars Cocteau as himself trying to understand the world… More