Blood of a Poet
Le sang d'un poète
He was also a poet, novelist, playwright, and painter, and all of those disciplines are reflected in his films.
Each of these works is a visually innovative exploration of art, sex, love, and death—mementos of one of cinema’s most richly creative minds.
Cocteau began 1932’s Blood of a Poet with a title card that reads almost like a battle cry:
"Every poem is a coat of arms.
It must be deciphered."
Cocteau grew up in the years of refined artistic taste that were devoid of political turmoil.
Blood of a Poet often plays more like a dance than story. It asically about the struggle to create, both art and oneself.