In one of the great unseen masterpieces of post-WWII French cinema—a sheltered 22-year-old man, living with his middle-aged parents and spinster aunt, falls for a young woman, who just so happens to be his father’s mistress. Adapting his own stage play, the legendary Jean Cocteau (The Blood of a Poet, Beauty and the Beast) films this incestuous melodrama on a single set, emphasizing the artifice and claustrophobia, and, in the process, delivers one of his most radical cinematic experiments.
In French with English subtitles.
U.S. premiere theatrical engagement.
70th anniversary 2K restoration. A Cohen Film Collection release.