Sally Potter’s inventive, vibrant and visually sumptuous adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel is the ideal vehicle for Tilda’s exquisite versitility as metrosexual maverick poet Orlando. If you could only have one DVD in your timecapsule or your desert island retreat, make it this one.
The story is endlessly enduring and engaging. The characters are unusual and compelling. The costumes and set pieces are perfect. In short it is a love-letter to the English language and literature.