Orlando

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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)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



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.