The Angelic Conversation

  • Derek Jarman /
  • United Kingdom /
  • 1987 /
  • 80 mins

Judi Dench, Paul Reynolds, Phillip Williams / Fiction / English

Dame Judi Dench narrates and John Balance of Coil provides the score for this beautiful, lyrical homage to homosexual love.

An unseen woman recites Shakespeare's sonnets as a man wordlessly meanders through a foggy, surreal landscape. Stunning, multi-layered imagery and a hauntingly ethereal soundtrack add a gentle, romantic and hypnotic tone. The films of Derek Jarman at EIFF have been programmed by our Guest Curator, Gus Van Sant.

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