Tilda Swinton stars as the gender-fluid Orlando, in Sally Potter’s classic 1993 adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel. This screening of the film on 35mm is part of Curzon's ENTHUSIASMS repertory strand and hosted by the curators and agency-for-change Birds' Eye View.
Orlando is a story of the quest for love, and it is also an ironic dance through English history. Tilda Swinton's innocent aristocrat journeys through 400 years of English history first as a man, then as a woman.
Addressing contemporary concerns about gender and identity, the film is remarkably true to the spirit of Virginia Woolf, but it also skilfully adapts the original story to give it a striking, cinematic form.
In addition we welcome special guest Deborah Levy, twice-Booker nominated author, who will be reading from her latest work The Cost of Living. Also joining us is cultural historian and writer Lara Feigel, who will be connecting her most recent book Free Woman; part memoir, part biography of Doris Lessing. Both will be signing their latest books afterwards.
Wednesday 4 July 6.30pm, Curzon Soho.
Tickets £17.50 / £15.00 for Curzon Members.
Birds’ Eye View’s goal is to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women. BEV is a charity established in 2003, which celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2018, when it find its mission more vital than ever. We welcome all, our events are intersectional and inclusive.