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Jubilee 18 rating

The mythological past and a soon-to-be bleak future converge on the sparse, grey streets of London in Jarman’s personal vision of the punk movement.

Drama 1978 106 mins

Director: Derek Jarman



Jarman’s provocative account of the punk movement is both prophetic and apocalyptic. Queen Elizabeth I and her occult aide Dr John Dee travel into the future, encountering the megalomania of big business, as well as gangs of violent, marauding killers. Jarman – hitting his stride here - doesn’t spare the shocks, while electrifying punk rock numbers are abrasively delivered by Jayne County and Adam Ant.