Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman

A collection of films by British enfant terrible and queer icon Derek Jarman.

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Derek Jarman
  • Blue

    Derek Jarman • United Kingdom • 1993 • Jarman's final, most daring statement.

    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, Jarman narrate...

  • Caravaggio

    Derek Jarman • United Kingdom • 1986 • Jarman's most profound reflection on art, sexuality, and identity.

    Derek Jarman's most profound reflection on art, sexuality and identity retells the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his fli...

  • Sebastiane

    Derek Jarman & Paul Humfress • U.K. • 1976 • A soldier becomes the object of his commander's desire.

    Stripped of rank and exiled to a remote Sardinian outpost, Roman soldier and suspected Christian Sebastian becomes the object of his commanding officer's aggressive desire. As Sebastian turns hi...

  • The Garden


    Derek Jarman • United Kingdom • 1990 • A fierce polemic against discrimination.

    Half waking dream and half fiery polemic, The Garden was born of director Derek Jarman’s rage over continued anti-gay discrimination and the delayed response to the AIDS crisis—he had been diagnosed HI...

  • The Tempest

    Derek Jarman • United Kingdom • 1979 • Shakespeare, Jarman-style.

    Prospero the magician lives on an enchanted island with his nubile daughter, punishing his enemies when they are shipwrecked there. In Jarman's hands, Shakespeare’s final play becomes an original and dazzling spectacle mixing Hol...

  • War Requiem

    Derek Jarman • United Kingdom • 1989 • A spectacular interpretation of an orchestral masterpiece.

    A moving interpretation of composer Benjamin Britten's groundbreaking 1961 orchestral masterpiece. Just as Britten combined the sacred Latin Requiem Mass with the searing unromantic war poetry of B...

  • Wittgenstein

    Derek Jarman • United Kingdom • 1993 • A modern, theatrical retelling of Wittgenstein.

    Born in 1889 to wealthy family, Ludwig Wittgenstein was a prodigy, educated in Vienna and Manchester before settling into a career as a philosopher at Cambridge, where he taught alongside Bertrand Russell and ...