Orlando

June 9th, 1993







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Plot
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)

Director: Sally Potter

Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp

Storyline
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

Cast:
Tilda Swinton - Orlando
Billy Zane - Shelmerdine
Quentin Crisp - Queen Elizabeth I
John Bott - Orlando's Father
Elaine Banham - Orlando's Mother
Anna Farnworth - Clorinda
Sara Mair-Thomas - Favilla
Anna Healy - Euphrosyne
Dudley Sutton - King James I
Simon Russell Beale - Earl of Moray
Matthew Sim - Lord Francis Vere
Jerome Willis - Translator
Viktor Stepanov - Russian Ambassador
Charlotte Valandrey - Princess Sasha
Mary MacLeod - First Older Woman

Release Date: 9 June 1993

Filming Locations: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, UK

Box Office Details

Budget: $4,000,000(estimated)

Gross: $5,289,772 (USA)



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Did You Know?

Trivia:
As Orlando progresses throughout the years, during each new incarnation actress Tilda Swinton's eye color changes.

Quotes:
The Khan: It has been said to me that the English make a habit of collecting... countries.



User Review

A feast for the jaded filmgoer.

Rating: 8/10

"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 and awards in contrast with the luke warm IMDB user rating is testimony to the esoterics and queer plot of the film. "Orlando's" artful and elegant presentation features a wonderful performance by Swinton, sumptuous costuming, lush locations, and a screenplay rich in comedic overtones and serious undercurrents. Not for everyone but a wonderful film for the jaded.









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