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10th May 1994


Director: Sally Potter

UK, Russia, Italy, France, Netherlands, 1992

Run Time: 94 minutes, Certificate: PG,
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Language: English, French


A handsome Elizabethan courtier is told by his Virgin Queen "Do not fade, do not wither, do not grow old". So begins a sumptuous stroll across four centuries following the ageless progress of Orlando through various love affairs (and a mysterious sex change !) until she emerges penniless in Edwardian England. Sally Potter's adaptation of Virginia Woolf s shocking novel is a tour de force of breathtaking originality to rival anything by Peter Greenaway.

Average score 5.7

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