THE LAST OF ENGLAND

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United Kingdom / 1987 / English with Spanish subtitles / 92

  • Director 

    Derek Jarman

  • Producer: 

    Don Boyd, James Mackay

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    Derek Jarman

  • Photography: 

    Tim Burke, Richard Heslop, Christopher Hughes, Derek Jarman, Cerith Wyn Evans

  • Cast: 

    Tilda Swinton, Spencer Leigh.

SCREENINGS

  • Mar 1 - 18:10 Cine Colombia (Plaza Bocagrande) 2

  • Mar 2 - 15:20 Cine Colombia (Caribe Plaza) 4

  • Mar 5 - 15:20 Cine Colombia (Caribe Plaza) 4

SYNOPSIS

An apocalyptical, but lyrical depiction of an England teetering on the edge of chaos between gay repression and totalitarianism. The Last of England is a vibrant collage of footage from different sources: home movies made by Jarman’s father and grandfather that hark back to the past and contemporary recordings of urban decadence in a post-industrial dystopia of sorts, plagued by the social unrest and protests associated with Thatcherism. Jarman, who had been diagnosed as HIV-positive at the time the film was made, exudes rage and desperation in what is quite possibly his most radical film, while Tilda Swinton gives a memorable performance as a Dervish whirling madly. Yet itis impossible to ascribe a plot or argument to The Last of England. What Jarman delivers us is a visual poem wrapped in multiple layers and references, from Caravaggio to Greek tragedy, not forgetting T.S. Eliot’s Waste Land; a complex filigree of associations that appeal to the spectator, politically, aesthetically and spiritually.

CONTACT & PRESS KIT

DIRECTOR

Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman

Multifaceted artist and gay rights activist Derek Jarman enjoys cult director status. Indubitably one of the greatest independent, experimental filmmakers of all times, he is famed for his sexually explicit scenes, constant references to British culture and desire to breathe fresh life into the language of film.

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