Sally Potter’s “Orlando” to re-release in theaters
HollywoodNews.com: Sally Potter’s “Orlando,” based on the novel by Virginia Woolf will be re-released in theaters. The film, which originally debuted in 1992, stars Tilda Swinton, Quentin Crisp, and Jimmy Somerville.
The film is a story of a journey through time, of someone who lives four hundred years, first as a man, then as a woman. Orlando is granted favors by Queen Elizabeth 1, but after her death he falls in love with a visiting princess on the Thames river. The princess leaves him behind, which prompts him to fulfill his destiny as an Ambassador in the deserts of central Asia. There during war, he changes sex and returns to London to face whether he wants to marry and have heirs or lose everything. She finally meets the man of her dreams, but decides to lose love and inheritance to find herself.
The film will open in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on July 23rd.