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American Orpheus1992

  • 2.8
Seattle International Film Festival writes, "Intended as a tribute to Jean Cocteau's classic ORPHÉE, Rick Schmidt gives the Orpheus legend a very contemporary twist. Here the central bond, the love that reaches beyond death, is not between a young man and woman, but between a mother and her small daughter. Shot in a lean, composed style, what is particularly striking about Schmidt's film is its sense of intimacy and simple emotional honesty. He encourages his actors to draw upon their own lives, their experiences of love and loss, in developing their characters, with highly satisfying results. This makes the film's few flights of fantasy all the more powerful, mysterious, and finally unsettling. AMERICAN ORPHEUS casts its own distinctive spell."

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This film came up when I was looking for Jean Cocteau. I must say I was very surprised by this film. I enjoyed it very much. One of the most honest films I have seen. Real people and real feelings. Nice blend of real meets spiritual world. Nice easy flow of images and events that were interesting till the end.

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This film came up when I was looking for Jean Cocteau. I must say I was very surprised by this film. I enjoyed it very much. One of the most honest films I have seen. Real people and real feelings. Nice blend of real meets spiritual world. Nice easy flow of images and events that were interesting till the end.

1 member likes this review