Orlando Poster

Release Date: May 16th, 1993

DVD Release Date: August 3rd, 1999

PG-13|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
In 1600, nobleman Orlando (Tilda Swinton) inherits his parents' house, thanks to Queen Elizabeth I (Quentin Crisp), who commands the young man to never change. After a disastrous affair with Russian princess Sasha (Charlotte Valandrey), Orlando looks for solace in the arts before being appointed ambassador to Constantinople in 1700, where war is raging. One morning, Orlando is shocked to wake up as a woman and returns home, struggling as a female to retain her property as the centuries roll by.

Cast: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Lothaire Bluteau, John Wood, Charlotte Valandrey, Heathcote Williams, Quentin Crisp, Peter Eyre

Director: Sally Potter

Genres: Historical drama, Fantasy

Production Co: Rio, Adventure Pictures, Sigma, Lenfilm Studio, Mikado Films, British Screen Productions

Keywords: Rise, Offbeat, Transformation, Cool, London

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Winner Make Up
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
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Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)