The Last of England

An apocalyptic roar of a movie, this is Derek Jarman's (Sebastiane) dizzying lament for the country he once knew and what he feared it would become. It is both deeply persona... Read more


The Last of England

Directed by Derek Jarman

Year: 1987
Running Time: 91
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Country: U.K.
Subjects: LGBTQ
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video

The Last of England

Cast
Spencer Leigh
Tilda Swinton
Nigel Terry
Spring

Crew
Composed by Diamanda Galas, Barry Adamson, Andy Gill, Mayo Thompson and Simon Turner
Produced by Don Boyd and James MacKay
Directed by Derek Jarman


An apocalyptic roar of a movie, Derek Jarman's (Sebastiane) dizzying THE LAST OF ENGLAND is a lament for the country he once knew and what he feared it would become.

One of Jarman's most experimental and overwhelming works, he has Oscar®winner Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton) stalk through the remnants of industrial England, encountering visions of fascistic slaughter and sacrifice. These nightmares are cut together with his family's idyllic home movies, a link with the past soon to be severed, all overlaid with bleak quotations from poets like T.S. Eliot and Allen Ginsberg, read in the stentorian tones of Nigel Terry (Excalibur).

A kaleidoscopic view of his country's culture and history, filled with rage at Margaret Thatcher's conservative reign and haunted by the continuing scourge of AIDS (with which Jarman was diagnosed), the movie is both deeply personal and grimly historical, and is undoubtedly one of the most important British films of all time.

Reviews

"Wrenchingly beautiful... one of the few commanding works of personal cinema in the late '80s." - Katherine Dieckmann, The Village Voice



Awards

  • STARRING ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER TILDA SWINTON

    CICAE Award Berlinale
    Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival

Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu. Interested in bringing The Last of England to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please visit our site or contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 18 2021 at 12:33pm
RT' @FilmmakerMag': Kiyoshi Kurosawa talks to' @FCardamenis' about shooting suspense in 8K, creating two separate versions of his film, and tea…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 18 2021 at 12:33pm
RT' @FCardamenis': For' @FilmmakerMag', I spoke to Kiyoshi Kurosawa about shooting Wife of a Spy in 8K and altering it for theatrical release,…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 18 2021 at 10:03am
Panah Panahi's HIT THE ROAD won Best Film at the' @BFI' London Film Festival! We can't wait to bring this treasure of…' https://t.co/HPDvNdGG9j'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 18 2021 at 10:03am
RT' @BFI': Winner of the #LFF Best Film Award is Panah Panahi's Hit the Road. Watch along #LFFAwards' https://t.co/nstvfC2srb'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 18 2021 at 9:58am
RT' @DEADLINE': BFI London Film Festival 2021 Names ‘Hit The Road’ As Best Film' https://t.co/56NnZOD6rM'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 18 2021 at 9:58am
RT' @THR': Iranian Director Panah Panahi’s ‘Hit the Road’ Wins London Film Festival Top Prize' https://t.co/gLuu8rRkVp'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 17 2021 at 12:12pm
RT' @LuzzuFilm': LUZZU makes it to NYC! Director' @alex_camilleri' speaks about the film during an opening weekend Q&A at' @QuadCinema' 🍿 ' @KinoL…'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 15 2021 at 2:53pm
LUZZU opens today at' @QuadCinema' in NYC +' @laemmle' in LA next weekend before expanding to select cities nationwide.…' https://t.co/L9X2P4HTHt'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 14 2021 at 5:00pm
A uniquely eerie mystery series that paved the way for The X-Files, KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER is now available on…' https://t.co/GzXwNHIjYV'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 14 2021 at 4:06pm
RT' @LuzzuFilm': We're excited to announce that LUZZU is Malta's official submission for the Best International Feature Film Award at the Osc…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com