Orlando, 1992

Released in Australia:


Orlando is a 1990s British queer fantasy drama film; about an androgynous young nobleman in Tudor England, bequeathed land, a castle and money by Queen Elizabeth I, on condition that he not grow old; he lives through the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries; on a diplomatic mission in Istanbul/Constantinople during the Ottoman Empire, he suddenly transforms into a woman, bringing his/her right to the Elizabethan inheritance into question

Shockadelic rating: Recommended

Contributors: Sally Potter, Christopher Sheppard, Virginia Woolf, Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Lothaire Bluteau, John Wood, Charlotte Valandrey, David Motion