Keswick Film Club - Les Enfants Terribles

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Friday 9th February 1:15 PM

Les Enfants Terribles 

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville Country: France
Cert: 12 Year: 1950 Length: 107 mins Language: French
Les Enfants Terribles


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Nicole Stephane, Edouard Dhermitte, Jacques Bernard.
The Melville/Cocteau collaboration creates a magical film which captures the visual and textual elements of Cocteau's work with stunning accuracy. Music by Bach and Vivaldi, a mesmeric narration and vivid monochrome photography add subtle, menacing beauty to the inexorable tale of defiance, which unfolds like Greek tragedy and portrays youth in its most decadent and macabre form.


open_quote Melville's lucid interpretation of Cocteau's poetic vision achieved a lightness of touch much admired by the writer close_quote Chris Petit, Time Out

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