• Testament of Orpheus (1960)

Testament of Orpheus

Release Date: 1960

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 17 min

Plot Summary

Realizing he is not long for this world, an aging 18th century poet (Jean Marais) travels through time in search of divine wisdom. In a mysterious, possibly post-apocalyptic wasteland, he has a series of enigmatic and surreal encounters with symbolic phantoms (Roger Blin, Brigitte Bardot, Marie Déa) with whom he muses about the nature of art and his own career. Ultimately, the poet strives to achieve his own rebirth as an immortal celestial being.

Cast: Jean Marais, François Perier, María Casares, Marie Déa, Juliette Gréco, Roger Blin, Brigitte Bardot, Yul Brynner

Director: Jean Cocteau

Genres: Fantasy

Production Co: Les Editions Cinégraphiques


Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1961)