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Testament of Orpheus

France, 1960, 95mins, Cert.PG
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Film description

Beginning her career in 1957, Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte was the first black film editor to work in French cinema, and became a hugely respected editor of arthouse cinema. In Testament of Orpheus, Jean Cocteau’s swan song and the third part of his Orphic trilogy, Cocteau casts himself as an 18th-century poet travelling through time on a quest for divine wisdom. A lyrical meditation on life, death, art and poetry with a cast of Cocteau’s friends and lovers including Jean Marais, Pablo Picasso, Yul Brynner, Charles Aznavour, Jean-Pierre Leaud, and Yoyotte herself in a brief cameo.

Showing as part of Leeds International Film Festival

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Showing at

Hyde Park Picture House

Venue details


73 Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD, UK
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Access info

The Picture House has two small steps at the main entrance. Step-free access to the auditorium and foyer is possible via a side entrance. Unfortunately none of the Picture House's toilets are accessible and both via a flight of stairs. The cinema has three wheelchair spaces – to reserve one of these, please select the 'wheelchair space' ticket during checkout.

Refreshment info

The Picture House offers a range of hot and cold drinks, including beers and wines, alongside popcorn, sweets, ice creams (Northern Bloc) and vegan cakes (That Old Chestnut).


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