Phenixologie - The Jean Cocteau's Testament of Orpheus
Shooting of the film in photographs, signed Lucien Clergue
Jean Cocteau met the young photographer Lucien Clergue in 1956 thanks to Pablo Picasso. He talks to him about his project, The Testament of Orpheus and asks for his help, especially for the "gypsy" part because Lucien Clergue knows the gypsy world very well, having photographed it on several occasions. He ends up proposing him to photograph the shooting of his film, between the Carrières du Val d'Enfer in Baux-de-Provence and the French Riviera.
Magnificent testimony in black and white of this incredible poetic epic.
Actes Sud Editions
Paperback version, 192 pages
Dimensions: 26.4 x 20.5 cm
In French only