About

The story begins in the Elizabethan era , shortly before the death of Queen Elizabeth I . On her deathbed, the Queen promises an androgynous young nobleman named Orlando a large tract of land and a castle built on it, along with a generous monetary gift. But Elizabeth will bequeath it to him only if he assents to an unusual command: Do not fade. Do not wither. Do not grow old...

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Directed by

Sally Potter

Written by

Sally Potter (Screenplay)
Virginia Woolf (Novel)

Runtime

94 minutes

Country

United Kingdom, Italy, France, Russia, Netherlands

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

london woman director based on novel or book nobility 17th century queen gender bender queen elizabeth i androgyny breaking the fourth wall tudors

Photos

Lists

#650 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design Sandy Powell