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73 Ratings


Directed by Isaac Julien, Bernard Rose
United Kingdom, 2008
Documentary, Biography, LGBT+


Academy Award® winner Tilda Swinton personally conducts an intimate cinematic commemoration of the life, times, and work of UK filmmaker, artist, and renegade Derek Jarman in Derek, a documentary by Isaac Julien.

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Derek Directed by Isaac Julien, Bernard Rose

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  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film Derek

    Decent, fairly straightforward, documentary juxtaposing a videoed interview from 1990 with an intercut monologue by frequent Jarman collaborator, Swinton, musing over the director's legacy. A little too heavily biased towards the feature films over the art, but generously illustrated and thoughtfully constructed. As good an overview as you're likely to get of Jarman's work and, to a lesser extent, life.

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