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  • 1992
  • UK
  • 92 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Sally Potter
  • Written by: Sally Potter, Virginia Woolf (novel Orlando: A Biography)
  • Cast: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Lothaire Bluteau, John Wood, Charlotte Valandrey

A male Elizabethan courtier begins a journey of self-discovery that involves four centuries and a sex change. Swinton's simple but unique beauty captures the androgyny of the perfect Everyman/woman, while director Potter creates from Virginia Woolf's novel a humorous and visually splendid succession of episodes that is a constant joy to watch. A literary film rather than a literature substitute.

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