The Testament of Orpheus
The Testament of Orpheus ★★★½ Le Testament D'Orphee 1959
Superb, personal surrealism; writer-director Cocteau's last film. Hallucinogenic, autobiographical dream-journey through time. Difficult to follow, but rewarding final installment in a trilogy including “The Blood of the Poet” and “Orpheus.” In French with English subtitles. 80m/B VHS, DVD . FR Jean Cocteau, Edouard Dermithe, Maria Casares, Francois Perier, Yul Brynner, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Daniel Gelin, Jean Marais, Pablo Picasso, Charles Aznavour; D: Jean Cocteau; W: Jean Cocteau; C: Roland Pointoizeau; M: Georges Auric.