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Tilda Swinton

Celebrating the extraordinary, convention-defying career of the chameleonic performer.

Tilda Swinton has consistently demonstrated a hunger for risk-taking, while revelling in the joy of make-believe and shape-shifting identities. ‘What keeps me coming back to performance?’ she wonders. ‘The practical magic of human transformation, and tracing it through myriad atmospheres and landscapes."

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The GardenThe Garden

Animation & Artists Moving Image199192 minsDirector: Derek Jarman

Inside his modest, sparsely-furnished home on the barren, windswept Dungeness coastline, Derek Jarman dreams.

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The Last of EnglandThe Last of England

Animation & Artists Moving Image198791 minsDirector: Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman's passionate and poetic lament on the rise of Thatcherism and corporate dealings.

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War RequiemWar Requiem

War198993 minsDirector: Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman's affecting vision of the horrors young men faced during the First World War.

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A Bigger SplashA Bigger Splash

Thriller2015125 minsDirector: Luca Guadagnino

Ralph Fiennes delivers a sensational performance as one of four passionate souls sharing a villa in the Sicilian sunshine, with jealousy, intrigue and violence simmering beneath the surface.

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CaravaggioCaravaggio

Biopic198693 minsDirector: Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman’s unique biopic of the 17th century Italian artist Michelangelo da Caravaggio is a powerful meditation on sexuality, criminality and art.

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WittgensteinWittgenstein

Biopic199372 minsDirector: Derek Jarman

Written for Channel 4 by radical literary theorist Terry Eagleton and directed by Derek Jarman, Wittgenstein is a bold, offbeat biography, exploring the politics and sexuality of the great, troubled philosopher.

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Play Me SomethingPlay Me Something

Drama198969 minsDirector: Timothy Neat

Tilda Swinton stars in a playful and ingenious cine-essay on the art of storytelling, from art critic John Berger and filmmaker Timothy Neat.

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Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis BaconLove Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon

Biopic199887 minsDirector: John Maybury

Derek Jacobi and Daniel Craig star as artist Francis Bacon and his muse George Dyer in John Maybury’s darkly exquisite biopic.

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Letters from BaghdadLetters from Baghdad

Documentary201691 minsDirector: Sabine Krayenbühl

Tilda Swinton narrates the extraordinary journey of Gertrude Bell, a singular woman who played a significant – often unrecognised – role in British imperial policy making in Iraq.

Tilda Swinton Selects

Swinton selects her favourite films from BFI Player Subscription.

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