The Blood of a Poet (Le sang d'un poete), 1930, directed by Jean Cocteau
The Blood of a Poet (Le sang d'un poete), 1930, directed by Jean Cocteau. The first installment in the Orphic Trilogy -a series of three films by acclaimed French avant-garde director Jean Cocteau-this groundbreaking first film is one of cinema's great experiments. A portrait of the plight of the artist, the film utilizes surrealist imagery to explore the poet's obsessions with the relationships between art and dreams, metaphor and reality, and life and death. Free with museum admission.