Best Movies by Farr

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What's it About

A famous playwright dies and leaves instructions to gather together a dozen beloved actors who over the years have appeared in productions of his play “Eurydice.” In a large country house the thespians (playing themselves) convene and watch a new filmed version of the celebrated work. Gradually the actors are drawn back into the myth of Orpheus and find themselves reliving the timeless story through dialogue and memory.

Why we love it

French cineaste Resnais delivers a refreshing take on Jean Anouilh’s classic work, featuring performances from some of France’s finest acting talents. Operating in a field of playful artifice, the director creates an intriguing, surreal atmosphere that breathes new life into this enduring tale. At the same time, the superb cast honors their puppet-master director with this ingenious merging of reality and theatre.

BEST MOVIES BY FARR is your personal guide to great movies to rent, stream, or buy; to watch at home or on-the-go. Led by film advocate John Farr, the Best Movies by Farr team works as a "quality filter" for the discerning moviegoer. Every day, we bring you the best of the best, the fantastic familiar films and hidden gems, to answer that age-old question: "What should we watch tonight?"