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The Blood of a Poet

The Blood of a Poet
  • 1930
  • France
  • 53 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jean Cocteau
  • Cast: Lee Miller, Pauline Carton, Odette Talazacuez, Feral Benga, Enrique Rivero, Jean Desbordes
  • Language: French

Semi-autobiographical study of the pain of being an artist, in many ways the overture to poet/author/director Cocteau's later, richer work. Rougher and less sophisticated than Cocteau's later Orphee, it is still a fascinating entry point into both surrealist cinema and Cocteau's work.

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