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Jubilee (1978)

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Derek Jarman | United Kingdom | 1978 | M


Wed 20 Nov 2024

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Satirically named for the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, crime, revolution and disorder are cast against a stiflingly conservative nation. Filmed on location, Jarman’s portrait of a crumbling monarchy includes vivid images of London’s grand icons alongside rubble-strewn areas of the city, markers of the Blitz over three decades earlier. Influenced by the aesthetics and anti-establishment stance of punk, yet scorning its partial fascination with fascism, this messy, thrilling satire is the movement’s perfect incarnation and includes appearances and music by Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Slits, Jayne County, Toyah Wilcox, Adam Ant and Brian Eno.

Preceded by The Queen is Dead Derek Jarman (1986) 13 mins – PG. Jarman’s iconic, brilliantly fragmented Super 8 music videos for three songs from The Smiths’ The Queen is Dead LP. 35mm print.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: British Film Institute
Runtime: 106 mins

Event duration

106 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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