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1,383 Ratings


Directed by Sally Potter
United Kingdom, Russia, 1992
Drama, Fantasy, Romance


Sexy, witty and provocative, Potter’s adaptation of Orlando turned Virginia Woolf’s most spirited novel, called ‘the longest love letter in English literature’, into a reinvention of heritage cinema that dazzled audiences and critics from the Venice Film Festival to Rolling Stone.

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Orlando Directed by Sally Potter

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1992 | 2 wins including: Elvira Notari Prize

Academy Awards

1994 | 2 nominations including: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

Critics reviews

For those all too familiar with [Swinton’s] now archetypal aesthetic, ORLANDO will breathe new life into one’s appreciation of her as both an actress and an icon. Potter’s talents are no less extraordinary; a penchant for transformation is evident in most of her films, though it’s realized more explicitly in this one.
December 18, 2015
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