Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin CrispDuration: 94 minLanguage: English
Oscar nominee for Best Art Direction & Best Costume Design
“Hip, sexy and wickedly funny”- Rolling Stone
Director Sally Potter's bold gender-bending epic based on Virginia Woolf's classic novel, in which an innocent aristocrat (played by Tilda Swinton) journeys through 400 years of English history - first as a man, then as a woman.
In 1600, nobleman Orlando inherits his parents' house, thanks to Queen Elizabeth I (Quentin Crisp), who commands the young man to never change. After a disastrous affair with Russian princess Sasha (Charlotte Valandrey), Orlando looks for solace in the arts before being appointed ambassador to Constantinople in 1700, where war is raging. One morning, Orlando is shocked to wake up as a woman and returns home, struggling as a female to retain her property as the centuries roll by.