ORLANDO is a bold, unsentimental re-working of Virgina Woolfs classic novel in which an innocent aristocrat journeys through 400 years of English history – first as a man, then as a woman. ORLANDO is a story of the quest for love, and it is also an ironic dance through English history. Addressing contemporary concerns about gender and identity, the film is remarkably true to the spirit of Virgina Woolf, but it also skilfully adapts the original story to give it a striking, cinematic form.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Sally Potter

Written by: Christopher Sheppard

Cinematography: Alexei Rodionov

Editing: Hervé Schneid

Main Cast: Quentin Crisp, Tilda Swinton, Heathcote Williams, Charlotte Valandrey, John Wood, Lothaire Bluteau, Billy Zane

Nominations and Awards

  • Young European Film 1993
  • European Actress 1993