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Rated PG-13 · 95 min. · 2019


The Garden was made in 1990 as Jarman was struggling with AIDS. Shot on Super8, 16mm and HI8 video, starring a young Tilda Swinton and featuring a sublime score by Simon Fisher Turner, The Garden is a visually stunning, deeply personal film about homosexuality, Christianity and persecution filmed at Jarman's coastal home in the shadow of a nuclear power station.

Director: Derek Jarman
Producer: James Mackay
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Johnny Mills, Philip MacDonald, Pete Lee-Wilson, Spencer Leigh, Jody Graber, Roger Cook, Kevin Collins, Dawn Archibald and Vernon Dobtcheff

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