Order for Customer
Your shopping basket is empty.


Advertisement

Advertisement

Big screen classics

Orphée

Orpheus

The Orpheus myth is transposed to post-war Paris in Cocteau’s imaginative film.

Image from Orphée

France 1950
Dir Jean Cocteau
With Jean Marais, Maria Casares, François Périer, Juliette Gréco
95min
35mm
English subtitles
Certificate PG

Jean Cocteau’s celebrated transposition of the Orpheus myth to postwar Paris is an imaginative drama about love, death, art and politics, packed with allegorical characters and memorably vivid imagery. For the fittingly inventive score, he commissioned the distinguished services of his friend Georges Auric, who’d famously been a member – along with Francis Poulenc, Arthur Honegger and others – of the group of composers known as Les Six.

Also available on BFI Player.


Advertisement



Promotional Code

  • If you have a BFI promotion, please enter your Code here: