THE BLOOD OF A POET (with UN CHANT D'AMOUR)
DIRECTOR: JEAN COCTEAU
CAST: ENRIQUE RIVERO
SETTINGS, MONTAGE, AND COMMENTARY - JEAN COCTEAU
MUSIC - GEORGES AURIC
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - MICHAEL J. ARNAUD
CINEMATOGRAPHY - GEORGES PéRINAL
Images that get in your head and stay there: an artist draws a mouth that moves on its own; a man walks through a mirror; a snowball fight turns deadly; a woman transforms into a statue. This early-sound masterpiece and debut film from essential twentieth-century artist-poet Jean Cocteau is a benchmark of cinematic surrealism.
Un chant d’amour
Jean Genet / 1950 / 35mm / 26 mins
Genet’s only film, a masterful, wordless work of visual poetry set in prison, is perhaps the most explicitly homoerotic movie ever made.