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UK drama 1992 color 90 min.
Director: Derek Jarman
CLV: $49.95 - available
1 disc, catalog # CC1341L

Controversial British director Derek Jarman takes Christopher Marlowe's most famous play and turns it into a bold cinematic experiment, shaping this drama about a king who abandons his wife and kingdom for his male lover into a gorgeous and exhilarating journey across four centuries. Tilda Swinton won the Venice Film Festival award for her outstanding performance as the jilted Queen. Criterion's release features:

  • A never-before-seen documentary about Derek Jarman and the making of the film, by long-time Jarman collaborator Sarah Swords
  • Interviews with cast and crew.

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