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Punk Britain, gay Britain, Thatcher's Britain, Derek Jarman tackled the lot. Isaac Julien's film celebrates the life, vision and legacy of one of Britain's great artists.

Punk Britain, gay Britain, Thatcher's Britain, Derek Jarman tackled the lot. Isaac Julien's film celebrates the life, vision and legacy of one of Britain's great artists.

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Punk Britain, gay Britain, Thatcher's Britain – Derek Jarman tackled the lot. Derek is a unique collaboration between Tilda Swinton, the film's narrator, and Isaac Julien, in which the life, vision and legacy of Derek Jarman is fondly remembered and celebrated. The revealing and frank interview at the core of the film is embroidered with a moving collage of home-movie footage, clips from 17 of his films, pop promos, rare footage from the sets of Sebastiane and Jubilee, and current affairs footage from 1960s swinging London through to the Thatcherite nationalism of the 1980s.

Painter, author, gay militant, Aids activist and, above all, filmmaker, Derek Jarman was one of Britains best-loved and most original artists who touched the lives of everyone he met.

Punk Britain, gay Britain, Thatcher's Britain – Derek Jarman tackled the lot. Derek is a unique collaboration between Tilda Swinton, the film's narrator, and Isaac Julien, in which the life, vision and legacy of Derek Jarman is fondly remembered and celebrated. The revealing and frank interview at the core of the film is embroidered with a moving collage of home-movie footage, clips from 17 of his films, pop promos, rare footage from the sets of Sebastiane and Jubilee, and current affairs footage from 1960s swinging London through to the Thatcherite nationalism of the 1980s.

Painter, author, gay militant, Aids activist and, above all, filmmaker, Derek Jarman was one of Britains best-loved and most original artists who touched the lives of everyone he met.

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SKU 5035673007976
Catalogue Number BFIVD797
Subtitle A film by Issac Julien
Product contents
  • Filmed introduction by producer Colin MacCabe (2008, 5 min).
  • The Extended Derek Jarman interview (1991, 69 min).
  • New filmed interview with Issac Julien (2008, 20 min tbc).
  • Three Super-8mm short films by Derek Jarman: Pi
Year 2008
Publisher(s) BFI
Format DVD
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 1.78:1
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Subtitles English for the hard-of-hearing
Language(s) English
Running time 76
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 18

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