Derek Jarman’s The Garden (1990) screens at the BFI Southbank this Friday 21st June, in a newly restored 4K scan, followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer James MacKay and costume designer Annie Symons. The cast features Tilda Swinton, Johnny Mills, Philip MacDonald and Pete Lee-Wilson.
As BFI curator William Fowler notes about The Garden, “Shifting from the personal to the political, it culminates in a near-mythic exploration of sexual repression at the end of the 20th century, movingly utilising a cast of iconic, religious figures that include Jesus, Judas and the Madonna. Increasingly ill by this point, Jarman faces his mortality with poetry and dignity.”
The details: Q&A screening Friday 21st June 2019 6.10pm, NFT3, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London. SE1 8XT. Box office: +44 (0)20 7928 3232. For more information on the screening at to book tickets, head to the BFI website. The Garden is also available on the BFI Player, with additional screenings at BFI Southbank.