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Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman

“The most inventive and influential British art-filmmaker of his generation!” —The Washington Post

Derek Jarman (1942-1994) was one of Britain’s most visionary and extraordinary film artists. Often in collaboration with actress and muse Tilda Swinton (2007 Oscar Winner for Michael Clayton), Jarman’s lush, experimental reflections on art, politics, sexuality and identity transcend and subvert both the genres in which he worked—the period costume drama, the biopic—as well as the boundaries of so-called gay filmmaking. He passed away in 1994 from AIDS.

OVID is proud to present two of his films, BLUE and SEBASTIANE.

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Derek Jarman
  • Blue

    Directed by Derek Jarman • Documentary • With Derek Jarman • 1993 • 76 minutes

    In his final—and most daring—cinematic statement, Jarman the romantic meets Jarman the iconoclast in a lush soundscape pulsing against a purely blue screen. Laying bare his physical and spiritual state in a narration ...

  • Sebastiane

    Directed by Derek Jarman • Drama • With Leonard Treviglio, Barney James, Richard Warwick, Neil Kennedy • 2012 • 85 minutes

    Derek Jarman's (Caravaggio) feature film debut (co-directing with Paul Humfress), Sebastiane is a "one of a kind" (Time Out London) historical drama which lays bare the lat...