A cult film by British director Sally Potter is adapted from Virginia Woolf’s novel of the same name and stars Tilda Swinton.
A young poet Orlando living in seventeenth-century England dreams of devoting his life to pure art. The elderly Queen Elizabeth I orders him to never fade, and so Orlando stays forever young to travel through time and space, exploring cultures, until one day, after a long sleep, wakes up a woman… The transformation, which helps Orlando discover his sexuality and true love, has become a symbol of a new and beautiful universal human, freed from gender stereotypes and living in harmony with herself.
Director Sally Potter
UK, Russia, Italy, France, Netherlands, 1992. 94 min.