About

In 1600, nobleman Orlando inherits his parents' house, thanks to Queen Elizabeth I, who commands the young man to never change. After a disastrous affair with Russian princess Sasha, 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...

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Directed by

Sally Potter

Written by

Sally Potter (Screenplay)
Virginia Woolf (Novel)

Runtime

93 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 Costume Design Sandy Powell

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration