Les parents terribles
Cohen Film Collection
1948 / B&W / 1:37 flat full frame / 100 min. / The Storm Within / Street Date October 30, 2018 / 30.99
Starring: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Yvonne de Bray, Marcel André, Gabrielle Dorziat.
Cinematography: Michel Kelber
Film Editor: Jacqueline Sadoul
Original Music: Georges Auric
Written by Jean Cocteau from his play
Produced by Francis Cosne, Alexandre Mnouchkine
Directed by Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau’s 1929 novel Les enfants terribles was made into a 1950 movie in collaboration with Jean-Pierre Melville. Cocteau’s later play Les parents terribles has only a vague connection beyond the title — both toy with family relationships that lean toward incest.