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Wed 16 October @ 8:00 pm£7 – £10
Orlando (PG) – 1992, UK, 94 mins
Director: Sally Potter
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.
ORLANDO is a story of the quest for love, and it is also an ironic dance through English history. Addressing contemporary concerns about gender and identity, the film is remarkably true to the spirit of Virginia Woolf, but it also skilfully adapts the original story to give it a striking, cinematic form. The screenplay is a standard text taught in film schools as a radical and successful adaptation of a classic work. ORLANDO is a bold, unsentimental re-working of Virginia Woolf’s classic novel in which an innocent aristocrat journeys through 400 years of English history first as a man, then as a woman.
“Hip, sexy and wickedly funny”- Rolling Stone
“Four years in the making, Orlando bursts onto the screen in a blaze of glory”- Screen International, 9th-15th October.
“Brilliant and enchanting” – The Daily Mail
“Graceful, intelligent and liberating”- The Daily Telegraph
“Full of grand visual pleasures, sly jokes… and romance… It’s wonderful”- Time Out
Doors open for drinks at 7:00pm. Film at 8:00pm.