Sally Potter has given a witty and expressive cinematic form to Wijin’s novel. Legendary is the director’s collaboration with costume designer Sandy Powell, who has created bright costumes, referring to and reflecting on the last 400 years of aristocratic fashion history. The title role of the film – the androgynous image of Orlando – is played by Tilda Svintone, actualizing gender identity as a topic that is still little discussed in the Latvian cultural space.
In 1600, Orlando inherited his parents’ house under the care of Elizabeth I. After a devastating affair with Russian Princess Sasha Orlando seeks solace in art. In 1700, he was appointed ambassador to war-torn Constantinople, but one morning he woke up in the form of a woman. Returning home as a woman, Orlando tries to preserve the rights to her property for centuries.
Along with the film, it will be possible to watch the conversation of the co-curator of the program Agnese Lipska with the publicist and researcher Santa Remer about gender issues in the film and in the reading story of Virginia Wolf.
Premature rebellion, innovative cinematic language and an original message – A classic movie night The program creates an extensive map of cinematic events and phenomena, reaching the space from Brazil to Hong Kong and exploring the time range between the interdisciplinary cinema of the fifties and the turn of the century. The film cycle will continue in February, offering viewers a masterpiece by Von Karvay Mood to love.
movies Orlando in the original language with subtitles in Latvian will be available Kino Us Home cinema from 22 to 31 January.
The event is supported by the State Cultural Capital Fund.
Source: Diena.lv by www.diena.lv.
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