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Les Enfants Terribles (1950), style B poster, French

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February 9, 10:19 AM GMT


5,000 - 8,000 GBP

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Les Enfants Terribles (1950), style B poster, French

Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

Unframed: 63 x 47 in. (160 x 119 cm)

This poster was designed by the famous French artist Jean Cocteau. He was a multi-talented artist working in many different mediums: painting, illustration, writing, films, tapestry and jewellery. This poster was not the main French release poster, but the style B, of which far fewer were printed. This poster was designed to be pasted onto billboards, therefore only unused examples survived.

Exceptionally rare. This poster has only surfaced a handful of times in the past thirty years.

This film is based on Jean Cocteau's novel of the same name, which was published in 1929. Cocteau saw Jean-Pierre Melville's first feature film, Le Silence de la Mer, and - impressed with his work - asked Melville to direct this film.

Film Posters of the 40s, Aurum Press, 2002, p. 126