Orlando (Tilda Swinton) is a young nobleman in the time of Queen Elizabeth the First. She commands him to stay young forever, and it seems to come true. We see Orlando getting his heart broken, loving poetry, discovering sex, living in the far East, and so much more.
It’s a stunning film, and Tilda Swinton is amazing in it. What I found a bit odd about watching it as part of MIFF was that the people next to me and I seemed to be the only ones who found the humour of the film – I think it is hilarious as well as stunning. Orlando is currently on SBS On Demand, so go and check it out. Let me know if you find it funny!
Orlando was nominated for Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction – Set Direction.