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ORLANDO M18
Advisory: Some nudityDirector: Sally Potter
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Year: 1992
Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp
Duration: 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.