Edward II

Edward II

Streaming Video - 1991
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In this new restoration of the iconic New Queer Cinema classic, Derek Jarman offers a postmodern take on Christopher Marlowe’s Elizabethan drama. Pleasure-seeking King Edward II sets the stage for a palace revolt by taking as a lover the ambitious Piers Gaveston - who uses his favor in bed to wield political influence - sending the gay pair from the throne to a terminal torture dungeon. This landmark of gay cinema features an incredible performance from Jarman muse and **Oscar**-winner Tilda Swinton as Edward's spurned Queen Isabella and a rare film appearance by singer Annie Lennox. Winner of the FIPRESCI, Teddy and Best Picture Award at the **Berlin International Film Festival.** Winner of the the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the **Venice International Film Festival.** Official Selection at the **Sundance Film Festival**. *"...in its scrupulous austerity and sensitivity to its materials, one of the most exquisite movies ever made." - Dave Kehr, **Chicago Tribune***
Publisher: Film Movement, 1991
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019
Branch Call Number: EVIDEO KANOPY
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (90 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
digital
video file,MPEG-4,Flash
Language Note: In English

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