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Sally Potter / GB, NL, FR, IT, RU, 1992 / 93 min.

Sally Potter made a masterly and enchanting film adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s titular novel. The youthful Orlando experiences four centuries of English history to end up in the 20th century. Orlando changes gender halfway through the journey, transforming into a confident modern woman. 4K restoration.

poster Orlando (Sally Potter, GB 1992) (re-release)

Sally Potter's spectacular, convention-breaking film views four centuries through the eyes of two genders. Tilda Swinton’s character personifies the ultimate gender fluidity: “It’s about the unavoidability of everlasting change, the only thing we can rely on”. This European co-production is also a glorious ode to England and Virginia Woolf as well as an intelligent commentary on archetypal English things such as class consciousness and repressed sexuality.

Impeccable design

This androgynous history was designed by the Dutch production designers Ben van Os and Jan Roelfs. The impeccably designed vignettes in Orlando inspired Wes Anderson’s filmed dioramas or Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. The brilliant, original script is studied at film schools as an example of a radical, yet successful adaptation of a literary classic.

New 4K restoration.

Details

Persons under 6 years must be accompanied by an adult

Director

Sally Potter

Production year

1992

Country

GB, NL, FR, IT, RU

Original title

Orlando

Length

93 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

DCP

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still Orlando (Sally Potter, GB 1992)
still Orlando (Sally Potter, GB 1992)
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