Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that…
Release Year: 1992
Rating: 7.0/10 (5,650 voted)
Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp
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.
Writers: Sally Potter, Virginia Woolf
Queen Elizabeth I
King James I
Simon Russell Beale
Earl of Moray
Lord Francis Vere
First Older Woman
Release Date: 9 June 1993
Filming Locations: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, UK
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As Orlando progresses throughout the years, during each new incarnation actress Tilda Swinton's eye color changes.
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A feast for the jaded filmgoer.
"Orlando" is a curiously ravishing series of essays built
around an the title character's travel through four
centuries and two genders. The film's critical acclaim
awards in contrast with the luke warm IMDB user rating
testimony to the esoterics and queer plot of the film.
"Orlando's" artful and elegant presentation features a
wonderful performance by Swinton, sumptuous costuming,
locations, and a screenplay rich in comedic overtones and
serious undercurrents. Not for everyone but a wonderful
for the jaded.