Orlando

    Genre
    Drama, Fantasy
  • Runtime
    93 mins
  • Release Date
    1993
  • Countries
    United Kingdom, Russia, Italy, France, Netherlands
  • Languages
    English, French

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Based on the novel by Virginia Wolf, ORLANDO defies gender, following the androgynous title character (Tilda Swinton), who receives an estate and a command from Queen Elizabeth I, “Do not fade, do not wither, do not grow old.” Orlando miraculously manages to follow the command, traveling through centuries of British history, and living as both male and female at varying times. Sally Porter’s 1992 adaptation breaks down barriers, portraying gender as a malleable construction of society.
DIRECTED BY:
Sally Potter
WRITTEN BY:
Sally Potter, Virginia Woolf (novel)
CAST INCLUDES:
Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp

SYNOPSIS

Sally Potter’s dazzling adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic novel is the tale of the apparently immortal Orlando, who begins an epic quest for love and freedom in the court of Elizabeth I as a man and completes the search 400 years later as a woman. This journey takes Orlando from the frozen river Thames and central Asia, where he changes sex, through to romantic love and loss in the Victorian age, motherhood and war in the Twentieth Century, until finally arriving in the present moment. Tilda Swinton leads an outstanding international cast in this enchanting, witty, visually stunning and brilliantly original story of self-discovery, romance and adventure.

Orlando

    Genre
    Drama, Fantasy
  • Runtime
    93 mins
  • Release Date
    1993
  • Countries
    United Kingdom, Russia, Italy, France, Netherlands
  • Languages
    English, French
DIRECTED BY
Sally Potter
WRITTEN BY
Sally Potter, Virginia Woolf (novel)
CAST INCLUDES
Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp
Based on the novel by Virginia Wolf, ORLANDO defies gender, following the androgynous title character (Tilda Swinton), who receives an estate and a command from Queen Elizabeth I, “Do not fade, do not wither, do not grow old.” Orlando miraculously manages to follow the command, traveling through centuries of British history, and living as both male and female at varying times. Sally Porter’s 1992 adaptation breaks down barriers, portraying gender as a malleable construction of society.

Sally Potter’s dazzling adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic novel is the tale of the apparently immortal Orlando, who begins an epic quest for love and freedom in the court of Elizabeth I as a man and completes the search 400 years later as a woman. This journey takes Orlando from the frozen river Thames and central Asia, where he changes sex, through to romantic love and loss in the Victorian age, motherhood and war in the Twentieth Century, until finally arriving in the present moment. Tilda Swinton leads an outstanding international cast in this enchanting, witty, visually stunning and brilliantly original story of self-discovery, romance and adventure.