Magazine article Screen International

Film Movement to Re-Release Derek Jarman’s 'Edward II' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Film Movement to Re-Release Derek Jarman’s 'Edward II' (Exclusive)

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Tilda Swinton stars in Venice 1991 Golden Lion nominee.

Edward II

Film Movement has acquired North American rights to Derek Jarman’s Edward II and plans to give the 1991 drama a limited theatrical release on its Film Movement Classics reissue label, with digital and home entertainment releases to follow.

Tilda Swinton and Steven Waddington star in Jarman’s highly stylised adaptation of Christopher Marlowe’s 16th century play about Britain’s only openly gay monarch.

Featuring modern costumes and settings, the film relates how Edward II, a weak monarch with a tenuous grasp on the throne, rejects his wife Queen Isabella and takes a male lover, setting the stage for a palace revolt. …

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