Saw "Orlando" for about the 6th time at the National
Film Theatre, a ridiculously hard to find gem on London's South
Bank. Honestly! I walked around for a good 20 minutes, trying to
find the entrance to this vast building. It was especially
maddening because I had been there just a couple hours earlier to
buy the ticket, and I couldn't even find my way back. Apparently
the pigeons consumed my trail of bread crumbs.
This is just about the most perfect film to see while holidaying in
London. "Carrington" comes a close second. Tilda
Swinton plays the Lord (then Lady) Orlando in this luxuriant
adaptation of Virgina Woolf's book. As the lights went down, and
the music started, my thoughts were all "ahhs" as the
film washed over me like unhurried, comfortable sex.
The British Film Institute