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Film Maudit 2.0: A Celebration of the Outrageous, the Overlooked, and the Accidentally Uplifting

A scene from “Bloody Oranges.”

The literal translation of the term film maudit is “cursed film.” Well, back in 1949, the writer/director/god Jean Cocteau headed a jury that pulled together a showcase of cinematic offerings that’d been overlooked at the time or were deemed “shocking, outré, and bold.” The result: the apparently legendary Festival du Film…




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Brandon Judell

Brandon Judell

Brandon Judell has published in The Village Voice, The Advocate, and 50 or so other outlets. He is currently a lecturer at The City College of New York.

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