Director Sally Potter adapts Virginia Woolf's 1928 allegorical novel about a woman who lives for 400 years -- the first half as a man -- in this surrealist study of sex and gender roles throughout the ages. The transition from man to woman and from the 16th to the 20th century is realized by Tilda Swinton's breakthrough performance and the film's Oscar-nominated costumes and art direction. Quentin Crisp plays Queen Elizabeth I.
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, John Bott, Quentin Crisp, Elaine Banham, Anna Farnworth, Sara Mair-Thomas, Anna Healy, Dudley Sutton, Lothaire Bluteau, John Wood, Charlotte Valandrey, Heathcote Williams, Peter Eyre, Thom Hoffman, Jimmy Somerville
Director: Sally Potter
Release Year: 1992
Length: 93 minutes
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