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Eternel Retour, L' (1942)
Dir. Jean Delannoy
Feat. Jean Marais, Madeleine Sologney, Yvonne de Bray
(Love Eternal) A contemporary take on the legend of Tristan and Isolde, lovers united after death. Jean Cocteau's script is realised with the…
Belle Et La Bete, LaBelle Et La Bete, La (Beauty and the Beast) (1946) Recommended
Dir. Jean Cocteau
Feat. Jean Marais, Josette Day
Cocteau brings a fine sense of fantasy to the old fable, creating a luxuriant atmosphere unique to his film–making. A true classic.
OrpheusOrpheus (Orphee) (1949) Recommended
Dir. Jean Cocteau
Feat. Jean Marais, Maria Casares, Marie Dea
Cocteau's surrealist retelling of the classical tragedy stars Jean Marais as Orphee, the writer who retrieves his wife Eurydice from the dead. A…
Elena and Her MenElena and Her Men (Paris Does Strange Things) (1956)
Dir. Jean Renoir
Feat. Ingrid Bergman, Jean Marais, Mel Ferrer
Ingrid Bergman plays a Polish princess torn between marrying for love, or wealth, in this slinky, sweet–natured comic romance. Mel Ferrer, Jean…
Le Notti BiancheLe Notti Bianche (White Nights) (1957)
Dir. Luchino Visconti
Feat. Marcello Mastroianni, Maria Schell, Jean Marais
A departure from neo–realist beginnings, this surreal Visconti masterwork adapts Dostoyevsky’s ‘White Nights’ through dreamlike art…
Testament of OrpheusTestament of Orpheus (Testament D'orphee) (1960)
Dir. Jean Cocteau
Feat. Jean Cocteau, Yul Brynner, Jean-Pierre Leaud
Cocteau's swansong is an intensely personal odyssey, with the director himself immersed in a world of his cumulative creation. Like a moving…
Donkey SkinDonkey Skin (Peau d'âne) (1970) Recommended
Dir. Jacques Demy
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Delphine Seyrig
A vibrant, whimsical and genuinely fantastic adaptation of Perrault's classic 17th century fairy tale in which a Princess (Deneuve) disguises herself…

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