The Sleepless Film Festival Presents — Once Upon a Time: The Films of Jean Cocteau

Step through the magic mirror with the second installment of the Sleepless Film Festival.

This time around we dip deeply into the cinematic career of poet, novelist, philosopher, painter, designer, boxing promoter, drug-addict and visionary filmmaker, Jean Cocteau. Utilizing images, links, commentary and of course video, the good people at Insomnia order, examine, and present for your approval a total of FIVE invaluable documents of Coteaueana including:

1. Jean Cocteau: Autoportrait d’un Inconnu (Self-Portrait of an Unknown Man)

2. La Villa Santo Sospir

3. Le Sang d’un Poete (The Blood of a Poet)

4. La Belle et la Bete (Beauty and the Beast)

5. The Testament of Orpheus

From bio-doc’s, to home movies, to his classic films, this presentation is a potent primer for Cocteau neophytes, and an important reminder of the invaluable cinematic contributions made by this most important of 20th century artists.

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