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Country: Great Britain
Run Time: 91 minutes
Derek Jarman's brilliant and irreverant adaptation of Christopher Marlow's 16th century tragedy combines Annie Lennox singing Cole Porter and ACT?UP demonstrators invading medieval castles with the more predictable elements of Elizabethan drama. Newly crowned as King of England, the youthful Edward 11 bestows gifts, titles and all his devotion upon his lover. Piers Gaveston, while neglecting his wife as well as the affairs of state. This favoritism incites her to conspire with the nobles and churchmen against him and ultimately leads to his fall from power, separation from his beloved Gaveston and shameful death. Reminiscent of Jarman's "The Tempest" and "Carravaggio," EDWARD II is without a doubt this maverick director's most accessible and spirited work.
Derek Jarman, Steve McBride, Ken Butler
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