Film Series: Symbolism in French Cinema – Jean Cocteau’s Orpheus

Join AGH Film Curator Ryan Ferguson as he discusses the use of symbolism and the visual language of Jean Cocteau’s 1950 film Orpheus. A rare Jean Cocteau sketch of Orpheus from the AGH Permanent Collection will also be on view at the screening. Jean Cocteau’s update of the Orpheus myth depicts a famous poet (Jean Marais), scorned by the Left Bank youth, and his love for both his wife, Eurydice (Marie Déa), and a mysterious princess (Maria Casarès). Seeking inspiration, the poet follows the princess from the world of the living to the land of the dead, through Cocteau’s famous mirrored portal. Orpheus’s peerless visual poetry and dreamlike storytelling represent the legendary Cocteau at the height of his powers.

7:00 pm screening at the Art Gallery of Hamilton

Visit Website

Explore What's On

Top Events

Top Events

Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events

Experiences & Tours

Experiences & Tours

Travel Deals

Travel Deals

Get Travel OffersEvent Details and Planning Ideas for Your Next Trip

Sign up to receive the latest Hamilton Halton Brant travel news delivered right to your inbox.