Film

The Last of England

Director
Derek Jarman
Certificate
15
Running Time
91 mins

Brexit-era return of the late Derek Jarman‘s scattershot polemic about Fatcher’s Britain from 1988.

Something of an ’80s arthouse staple, this was very much an acquired taste even at the time. As one film guide puts it: “No British turn is left unstoned as Jarman experiments with technique in a boring melange of images jazzed up with deliberately confrontational material. Redundant and old-fashioned when it was made, it may serve as a relevant time capsule comment in the years to come.” The presence of the young Tilda Swinton in the cast may still lure a few punters, mind.

The Cube’s March 15 screening features a live improvised score by Joe Summers, who will be joined by two talented multi-instrumentalists: Rosa Irwin-Clark and Thomas Summers. It’s part of the Palace International Film Festival.

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By robin askew, Friday, Feb 15 2019

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