Electric Palace Cinema: Screening Orlando 2023 - Hastings Old Town Carnival Week

Electric Palace Cinema: Screening Orlando2023

Entry £9 to include a cuppa and biscuits. 94 mins. F Rated. For Pride Month, a stunning, cinematic masterpiece of an adaptation of Virginia Woolf's 1928 novel in which young aristocrat Orlando begins his quest for love as a man, and completes the search 400 years later as a woman. Director Sally Potter, Cast includes Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp This is the tale of the young aristocrat Orlando, who begins an epic quest for love and freedom in the court of Elizabeth I as a man, and completes the search 400 years later as a woman, shaking off their biological and cultural destiny along the way. A visually stunning screen adaptation of Virginia Woolf's 1928 novel. Writer and director Sally Potter has fashioned a cinematic masterpiece mixing a treasure house of dreamy images from different times and places, an imaginative meditation upon the genders, and a clever glimpse of English literary and social history. The story spans 400 years and not a moment is squandered. There are many delights in Orlando including the sense luscious cinematography of Alexei Rodionov. The gender bending performance by Tilda Swinton is a marvel of sure-footedness and sensitivity. Her witty asides to the camera over the course of the 400-year journey are in keeping with the dreamlike quality of the story.