Fiche Film
LONG Métrage | 2008
Pays concerné : Royaume-Uni
Durée : 76 minutes
Genre : portrait
Type : documentaire


The film is a glorious, yet fitting, remembrance of one of independent film’s greatest treasures, Derek Jarman. It is lovingly crafted by filmmaker and friend Isaac Julian, who assembles a moving collage of rare home movies, film clips, and interviews, and a cinematic love letter from actress Tilda Swinton. Her input serves as the poetic overlay telling the whole truth about the life Jarman led, and the cultural abyss left by his absence.

Director: Isaac Julien
Producer: Eliza Mellor, Colin MacCabe, Isaac Julien
Editor: Tilda Swinton, James Mackay
Cinematographer: Nina Kellgren

Music: Simon Fisher Turner
Principal Cast: Narrator: Tilda Swinton

Filmography: Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, Whit Mask (1996); The Darker Side of Black (1993); Young Soul Rebels (1991); Looking for Langston (1988);


Tilda Swinton narrates this moving memorial to her friend, British filmmaker Derek Jarman, which is at once an elegy, documentary, and meditation about an artistic legacy of enduring importance. Director Isaac Julien weaves together archival footage, interviews, and home movies to create a remarkable portrait of Jarman’s life and work.

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2008
Running time: 76 Minutes
Genres: Biopic, Documentary, Gay/Lesbian
Language: English

Director: Isaac Julien
Producers: Colin MacCabe, Eliza Mellor

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Rights: All rights available except US TV and video, Australia (all rights), Poland TV


2008 | Sundance Film Festival

2008 | Berlin International Film Festival | BERLIN, Germany |

2008 | SIFF – Seattle Film Festival | SEATTLE, Usa |
* Documentary Competition, Documentary Films
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