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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1980 - 26 July.3 August

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Category: Edition 1980

From the distant 16th century, Queen Elisabeth I summons the spirit Ariel with the aid of the court's alchemist, the sage Doctor John Dee, to witness the appalling revelation of a dystopian London drowned in filth and plagued with crime. As a result, the Queen horrified with the vivid vision of a broken-down British Empire, asks to travel beyond the veil of time, some 400 years into the future, to see firsthand, that in this futuristic and horrendous new order, the capital is overrun by a corrupt police and that an autonomous vicious gang of punk guerrilla girls led by the new Monarch of Punk, Bod, has declared a multi-levelled open war. Now that Britain is practically a wasteland, where is her Majesty, the righteous Queen Elisabeth II?

Original Title JUBILEE
Italian Title JUBILEE
Category Out of competition
Section Review "Youth Problems in Contemporary Cinematography"
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 103'
Production Year 1978
Nationality United Kingdom
Directed by Derek Jarman
Screenplay Derek Jarman
Main cast Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell, Toyah Willcox

 regista Derek JarmanDEREK JARMAN

Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman (Northwood, 31 January 1942) is a director, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, set designer, writer and British painter.
A multifaceted artist and arthouse filmmaker, Jarman was known for his declared homosexuality and for his attention to this theme in many of his films, which often tended to investigate it from a philosophical and ethical point of view.
Derek Jarman was born in Northwood, Middlesex, a New Zealand father and a British mother of Jewish origin. Jarman from 1960 to 1963 studied at King's College London. These followed four years at the Slade School of Art. His studio was in Butler's Wharf, London, and was part of Andrew Logan's social scene in the seventies.