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FAUST (2011)

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Cocteau's last film is a personal and intimate trawl through his work, reprising the major themes and characters. He plays himself at the centre of the 'Orpheus' myth that he based his work upon, and self-consciously re-examines his own work and ideas. Strange fantasy, only for Cocteau afficionados. find out more...
ORPHEE (1949)

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Cocteau re-works the Greek myth in contempory terms as Death, a beautiful woman, helps the poet Orpheus rescue his lover from hell. Imaginative, memorable, baffling and beautiful. One of the most poetic movies in the history of cinema. find out more...

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In first century Rome, two student friends, Encolpio and Ascilto, argue about ownership of the boy Gitone, divide their belongings and split up. The boy, allowed to choose who he goes with, chooses Ascilto. Only a sudden earthquake saves Encolpio from suicide. We follow Encolpio through a series of adventures, where he is eventually reunited with Ascilto, and which culminates in them helping a man kidnap a hermaphrodite demi-god from a temple. The god dies, and as punishment Encolpio becomes imp find out more...

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From the creators of Delicatessen comes this surreal tale of Krank, whose inability to dream causes premature ageing. In order to cure this oneiric handicap he steals the dreams of abducted children. A hugely inventive blend of dream, fairytale and myth; a visually stunning delight. find out more...

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The mythical "Colour of Pomegranates", the life of 18th century Armenian poet Sayat Nova, (included in Time Out's 100 greatest all time movie list), double-billed with the "Legend of the Suram Fortress", a Georgian myth about a young boy who saves the constantly crumbling Suram Fortress by allowing himself to be covered with earth and eggs and walled up alive. Eloquent images and obscure symbols constructed in striking tableaux vivants, emblematic gestures or formalised movement. Beautiful, surr find out more...