My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Last Of England


(out of 5)

In the oeuvre of Derek Jarman’s experimental works, this fine work of art stands out as a masterpiece. It has no discernible plot, but is a collection of visually poetic images that describe Jarman’s take on Thatcherism and what it has done to England. Using home movie footage, homoerotic imagery and, most memorably, Tilda Swinton cutting up her wedding dress, it has jarring editing that emphasizes the look of a collage for an unforgettable viewing experience that will leave you numb and totally affected. Not for anyone looking towards an easy night at the movies, this will be very rewarding to art film lovers.

Anglo International Films, Tartan Films, British Screen Productions, Channel Four Films, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

United Kingdom/West Germany, 1988

Directed by 

Screenplay by Derek Jarman

Cinematography by , , Derek Jarman, 

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by , , ,

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