The Angelic Conversation (1985)

Director
Derek Jarman

Main cast
Paul Reynolds; Phillip Williamson; Judi Dench

Genres
Romance

Description
The Angelic Conversation is a lyrical, haunting film about a young man’s search for love, in a dreamlike landscape. Offscreen, Dame Judi Dench recites a sequence of Shakespeare sonnets, that counterpoint the action. Jarman called it, “My most austere work, but also the closest to my heart.”


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