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The Angelic Conversation 1985 PG

81 mins United Kingdom Director. Derek Jarman

The Angelic Conversation sees Derek Jarman conjure, in a beautiful palette of light and colour, an evocative and radical visualisation of Shakespeare’s love poems. Judi Dench’s emotive readings of 14 sonnets are coupled with ethereal sequences; figures on seashores, by streams and in colourful gardens. Shot on Super-8 before being transferred to 35mm film, the unique technical approach results in a striking aesthetic, with Coil’s languorous soundtrack completing the intoxicating effect.

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Directed by

Derek Jarman

Featuring

Judi Dench

Paul Reynolds

Phillip Williamson

Genres

Experimenta Animation & Artists Moving Image

Tags

English poetry Gays (male) Sonnets William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Collection

Features Derek Jarman Gay Cinema - Out of the Archive Shakespeare on Film The Arts on Film

Certificate

PG

Released

1985

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Jarman, Derek

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