Orphée (Cocteau, 1950)

An interesting surrealist picture, with a mesmerizing and dreamlike film-scape. Some great effects: characters floating, moving though mirrors, etc.. Didn’t know enough of the story of Orpheus, though, to really get into the narrative, and certain parts are a bit convoluted – not totally clear what exactly characters are doing or what is motivating them. I should probably read the story. Regardless, Orphée is a great film.


About Kamran Ahmed

I have a Masters in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto. I work as a freelance writer and film critic in Vancouver. My writing is primarily distributed through Next Projection, an online film journal based in Toronto.
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