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Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British history, experiencing a variety of lives and relationships along the way, and even changing sex. Written by
As Orlando progresses throughout the years, during each new incarnation actress Tilda Swinton's eye color changes. See more »
Queen Elizabeth I:
[conferring the family estate upon Orlando]
For you and for your heirs, Orlando: the house.
Your Majesty, I am forever...
Queen Elizabeth I:
But on one condition. Do not fade. Do not wither. Do not grow old.
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Swinton is certainly worth seeing in her Academy Award-winning performance in Michael Clayton (2007), but plenty of actresses could have pulled that one off. Too bad that's the film that will bring this excellent artist to a wide audience.
If you want to enjoy Swinton in a role for which she truly deserved a golden statuette, see Orlando. The film showcases Swinton's versatility, and there's hardly another actress out there who could have done a better job. Obviously, if you're a Virginia Woolf fan, that's a bonus.
This is one of 20 or so movies I've ever seen that gets better each time I watch it. Approach this movie with an open mind, and it's sure to become one of your favorites.
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