In Theaters 05.04.2018 or Watch at Home 06.12.2018

Edward II

Directed by Derek Jarman
Film Movement Classics
90 Minutes
United Kingdom
Romance, Drama, Classics

In this new restoration of the iconic New Queer Cinema classic, Derek Jarman offers a postmodern take on Christopher Marlowe’s Elizabethan drama. Pleasure-seeking King Edward II sets the stage for a palace revolt by taking as a lover the ambitious Piers Gaveston - who uses his favor in bed to wield political influence - sending the gay pair from the throne to a terminal torture dungeon. This landmark of gay cinema features an incredible performance from Jarman muse and Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton) as Edward's spurned Queen Isabella and a rare film appearance by singer Annie Lennox.

Director & Cast

  • Director: Derek Jarman
  • Starring: Steven Waddington
  • Starring: Tilda Swinton
  • Starring: Jerome Flynn
  • Starring: Kevin Collins
  • Starring: Andrew Tiernan
  • Starring: Annie Lennox
  • Starring: Nigel Terry




  • "A mesmerizing film...."
    Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
  • "Vivid and meaningful...."
    Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
  • "Stylish and unconventional...."
    Jamie Bernard, New York Post

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