Dreamlike, poetic and endlessly inventive, Orphée rightly stands as Cocteau’s most widely celebrated work of cinema. Jean Cocteau’s haunting and visually stunning reimagining of the Orpheus myth marries classical legend with an equally mythologized version of the filmmaker’s own personal story. Jean Marais plays a famous poet caught between two worlds when, seeking inspiration for his work, he follows a mysterious woman through Cocteau’s famous mirrored portal into the land of the dead.

Part of the Magnum Photos & Masters of Cinema retrospective that also includes: Aparajito, The Gospel According to St Matthew, Stalker, Taste of Cherry, and Zabriskie Point. An exhibition to accompany the retrospective is in the Film Festival Bar at Leeds Town Hall from 1st to 16th November. In addition, you can see Cinema Through the Eye of Magnum and The Magnum Eye as part of LIFF 2017.

Ticket offers: the LIFF 2017 Pass is incredible value or see 6 films for the price of 5 (available by phone or in person only) - details here.

Please note tickets for film screenings before 5.30pm today (9th November) are available on the door from the venue all day and not online: our box office at Leeds Town Hall is open from 1.00pm, Hyde Park Picture House from noon, and Everyman Leeds and Vue at The Light from 12.30pm.

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