Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

'Performance' with 'The Blood of a Poet'

Part of a series of double bills in which classics of British Cinema from 1968 are paired with a film from another era that shares its radical spirit.


(1970, UK, Cert. 18) 

Dirs: Nicolas Roeg & Donald Cammell. With James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, Michele Breton, Anthony Valentine

A gangster hides out in the bohemian home of a reclusive rock star in this British classic. The sex, drugs and violence caused panic at Warner Bros, who re-edited the film before its eventual release in 1970.

Duration 105 minutes

The Blood of a Poet (Le Sang d’un Poète)

(1932, France, Cert. PG)

Dir: Jean Cocteau. With Elizabeth Lee Miller & Enrique Rivero

Surreal and dreamlike, Jean Cocteau’s first film begins with an artist in his studio startled to find a mouth he has painted beginning to move. A personal, poetic, symbolic fantasy.

Duration 55 minutes

In French with English subtitles

Sun 6 May, 1pm
£12, £11 student/retired*