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233 Ratings

Edward II

Directed by Derek Jarman
United Kingdom, 1991
Drama, Avant-Garde, Cult


Adapted from the Christopher Marlowe play, Derek Jarman boldly depicts Britain’s only acknowledged gay monarch (1307-1327), whose preference for his male lover over his queen created conflict with his barons and eventually led to civil war.

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Edward II Directed by Derek Jarman

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1991 | 2 wins including: Best Actress

Berlin International Film Festival

1992 | 4 wins including: FIPRESCI Prize (Forum of New Cinema)

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