Orlando 1992 PG

1.00PM Sat 10 Aug 2019 (1hr 33mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

‘Potter’s utterly sui generis gender-bender period piece features Tilda Swinton as an immortal nobleman who inherits his parents’ house back in 1600 from a dying Queen Elizabeth I on the condition that he “not fade,” weathers a catastrophic affair with a Russian princess and then, while serving as ambassador to Constantinople and approaching his 200th birthday, is shocked one day to awake and find himself a woman, unable to lay hold on her property, which she struggles to do through passing centuries, right up to the then-present-day 1990s. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel but, rather than following it to the letter, boldly taking liberties with the text, a cinematic equivalent of Woolf’s own searching literary inventions.’ Metrograph

CREDITS

35MM, COLOR, STEREO, 94 MINUTES, UNITED KINGDOM, FRANCE, ITALY, NETHERLANDS, RUSSIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: SALLY POTTER / PRODUCER: CHRISTOPHER SHEPPARD / CINEMTOGRAPHER: ALEKSEI RODIONOV / EDITOR: HERVÉ SCHNEID / ART DIRECTOR: MICHAEL BUCHANAN, MICHAEL HOWELLS / MUSIC: DAVID MOTION, SALLY POTTER / COSTUME DESIGNER: SANDY POWELL, DIEN VAN STRAALEN / CAST: TILDA SWINTON, BILLY ZANE, QUENTIN CRISP / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: TRANSMISSION FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP