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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