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Orlando (1992)

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After Queen Elizabeth I commands him not to grow old, a young nobleman struggles with love and his place in the world.


  • Tilda Swinton
  • Quentin Crisp
  • Jimmy Somerville
  • John Bott
  • Elaine Banham
  • Anna Farnworth
  • Sara Mair-Thomas
  • Anna Healy
  • Dudley Sutton
  • Billy Zane

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I’ve never been sure exactly how profound this movie is, and it sometimes teeters on the edge of complacency, but it has a trance-inducing strangeness and Swinton is insouciantly magnetic at all times.

Metacritic review by Peter Bradshaw
Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian

Holding this highly mannered but incredibly beautiful work together is lead actress Swinton who appears in nearly every shot. Also a favorite of director Derek Jarman, Swinton conveys such an intelligence and grace that it penetrates and expands whatever material she is handling. Let's hope that the arthouse success of Orlando makes Swinton a more frequent visitor to our shores.

Metacritic review by Marjorie Baumgarten
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Directed with sly grace and quiet elegance by Sally Potter, it is not about a story or a plot, but about a vision of human existence.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times