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#Oscars2018 Foreign-Language Film: Today, October 6, submission from Syria, Senegal, Mongolia, Honduras, Haiti, Costa Rica, China and Australia.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Orlando


This Sally Potter film based on the 1928 Virginia Wolf novel is a truly surreal trip lead by a wonderful Tilda Swinton that plays Orlando as man and as a woman. Tells the story of Orlando that was ordered by Queen Elizabeth I to remain young and he did for 400 years without aging a day, until she was finally happy and became a mortal.

The most spectacular costumes complement this travel in time and Swinton performance is as her best. There is a plethora of quotes in this film that stick to your mind, most are quite funny like when The Khan says, “It has been said to me that the English make a habit of collecting… countries” or when the narrators tells about Orlando living for 400 years and “This is England, no one will notice” and when Orlando becomes a woman and says “Same person. No difference at all… just different sex”. Really sharp dialogue.

This film has 2 Academy Awards nominations and won 8 awards and 4 nominations in other international awards and festivals.

Definitively not for all audiences, as even if is a beautiful movie, is surrealistic both visually and storytelling

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