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Orlando (1992)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Fantasy | 9 June 1993 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Quentin Crisp ...
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Falsetto / Angel
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Elaine Banham ...
Orlando's Mother
Anna Farnworth ...
Clorinda
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Favilla
Anna Healy ...
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King James I
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Earl of Moray
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Lord Francis Vere
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Viktor Stepanov ...
Russian Ambassador (as Victor Stepanov)
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Mary MacLeod ...
First Older Woman
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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 Phythian

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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,289,772
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Sally Potter and Tilda Swinton started collaborating on the project before a script had been written. This collaboration lasted five years before the film actually began shooting. See more »

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Euphrosyne: The treachery of men!
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For Beatrice Quennell "Hunny" 1897 - 1989 See more »


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Eliza Is the Fairest Queen
Composed by Edward Johnson
Performed by Jimmy Somerville
Courtesy of London Records
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Orlando
12 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

Sally Potter's Orlando is a clever and ambitious dissection of love and gender that defies culturally sexed expectations in both content and form. The film owes much of its narrative experimentalism to Virginia Woolf, who first conceived the story of immortal, androgynous Orlando as an exploration of societal prejudice and conduct, satirizing naively patriarchal feelings of romantic ownership and the laughably self- important status of masculine art. Potter deserves credit, however, for translating the story into a Brechtian subversion of traditional viewership modes: the film's drag casting, fourth wall disruption, titles and music all remind us to be conscious and critical of how we engage the film. Orlando is anchored by a charming performance from Tilda Swinton, and some stunning costume and set design. It is a smart film that challenges the sexed gaze, and it genuinely earns the sense of hope it ends on. -TK 10/12/10


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