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Orlando 1992 PG

93 mins United Kingdom Director. Sally Potter

Sally Potter's dazzling interpretation of Virginia Woolf's novel follows the fortunes of a young aristocrat from 1600 to the present day, as he changes sex and discards his biological and cultural destiny along the way.

Tilda Swinton, in one of her signature roles as the titular, androgynous lead, heads an eccentric cast encompassing such diverse figures as Billy Zane and Quentin Crisp. It's also the film which saw Sally Potter emerge from an avant-garde notoriety into mainstream recognition, with a lavishly designed spectacle that earned numerous awards and two Oscar nominations.

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Directed by

Sally Potter


Tilda Swinton

Billy Zane

Quentin Crisp

Ned Sherrin


Romance Fantasy


Best of BAFTA Gay Cinema - Out of the Archive






United Kingdom



Production company

Adventure Pictures (Orlando) Limited

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