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The Garden 15 rating

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

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1991 92 mins

Director: Derek Jarman



This intimate insight into Jarman's inner world was shot on fragile Super8 with the help of friends and collaborators, movingly utilising a cast of iconic, religious figures that include Jesus, Judas and the Madonna.

Shifting from the personal to the political it culminates in a near-mythic exploration of sexual repression at the end of the 20th century. Increasingly ill by this point, Jarman faces his mortality with poetry and dignity.