Jean Cocteau on Art, Poetry & Creativity

This weekend, Anthology Archives’ Essential Cinema Repertory series screens, featuring works by French author, artist, and filmmaker Jean Cocteau. During Cocteau’s 50-year career, he became a leader of the avant-garde, tackling the subject of the artist’s life as a solitary existence in films like Orphée and more. Cocteau has written extensively about what it means to be a poet and creative being. We share some of his best, below.