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Happy Birthday, Derek Jarman
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126 Ratings

War Requiem

Directed by Derek Jarman
United Kingdom, 1989
Avant-Garde, War
  • English
  • No subtitles
Happy Birthday, Derek Jarman

Synopsis

The experiences of poet Wilfred Owen during World War I set to the music of Benjamin Britten. The final screen appearance by Sir Laurence Olivier.

Our take

Today we celebrate the birthday of one of the finest filmmakers the United Kingdom has yet produced: Derek Jarman. War Requiem offers us Jarman’s unique revision of the silent film in order to cast a powerful glance on history and war throughout the ages. Starring Tilda Swinton & Laurence Olivier.

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Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1989

Toronto International Film Festival

1989

San Francisco International Film Festival

1989

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