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DIRECTOR Sally Potter
CAST Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, Jimmy Somerville
Tilda Swinton shines in Sally Potter’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic novel as Orlando, who elegantly switches genders and roles across 400 years of history.
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Sally Potter’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic novel is a sumptuous and witty film that sprawls elegantly across 400 years of history. Tilda Swinton is perfectly cast as Orlando, who switches genders, jobs and sensibilities as she glides through the centuries. This is a crowning achievement of British cinema and utterly unmissable in 35mm on the big screen.
(1992 UK / Russia / Italy / France / Netherlands 90 mins)
The fine, stylised performances from an idiosyncratic international cast are admirably headed by Swinton’s magnificent Orlando, who acts as the film’s complicitous eyes and ears; and there’s little to fault in Alexei Rodionov’s cinematography, which renders the scenes with rare sensitivity. It’s a critical work – in the sense that it comments wryly on such things as representations of English history, sexuality/androgyny and class – but made in the spirit of a love poem to both Woolf and the England that made us. Time Out
Arji Bhaji Indian street food truck will be on site on Sunday 8th September.
Detailed advice from the BBFC (click on insight)
Festival tickets: Over 30s £7; 30 & under £5*
*except for The Wizard of Oz and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
Weekend festival pass: Over 30s £21; 30 & under £15
Buy a weekend 1 festival pass
The weekend pass (available for each weekend) will allow you to come to any festival ﬁlm over that weekend. You can buy the passes online and collect them at the cinema, but please book your tickets for the ﬁlms you wish to attend separately (you won’t have to pay but you will then be able to reserve your place) and bring your pass with you at all times.
This screening and the Rainbow Film Festival are made possible by the BFI’s Film Audience Network, with the support of The National Lottery.