Directed by Derek Jarman, and Paul Humfress
Maximus Barney James
Writers Derek Jarman and James Whaley
Composed by Brian Eno
Produced by Howard Malin and James Whaley
Directed by Derek Jarman and Paul Humfress
Derek Jarman's (Caravaggio) feature film debut (co-directing with Paul Humfress), SEBASTIANE is a "one of a kind" (Time Out London) historical drama which lays bare the latent homoeroticism that has always lurked beneath the glossy surface of Hollywood biblical epics. Telling the story of the martyrdom of St. Sebastian in the same way that Italian Renaissance painters used the image of Sebastian to eroticize the male nude, Jarman depicts both earthly lust and spiritual yearning with "an honesty and directness that's the absolute opposite of camp." (The Guardian).
Stripped of rank and exiled to a remote Sardinian outpost, Roman soldier and suspected Christian Sebastian becomes the object of his commanding officer aggressive desire. As Sebastian turns his back on his fellow soldiers in favor of his own mystical longings, the sun-bleached Mediterranean idyll becomes a psycho-sexual hothouse where lust sets the stage for a shocking tableau of death and martyrdom.
Audaciously spoken in Latin and supported by one of cult composer Brian Eno's best music scores, SEBASTIANE is both a milestone of British independent film and a pioneering work of queer cinema.
"Visually stunning." - David Robinson, The London Times
"An exceptionally promising first feature...striking and original." - Derek Malcom, The Guardian
"A robustly made bit of cinema." - Alexander Walker, The London Evening Standard
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