Film poster from The Garden. Image courtesy of British Council New Zealand.

Film poster from The Garden. Image courtesy of British Council New Zealand.

The Garden

  • Sun 10 Feb 2019
  • 4—5:40PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry
  • All welcome
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated M

A nearly wordless visual narrative directed by the revered auteur Derek Jarman

A nearly wordless visual narrative intercuts two main stories and several smaller ones. A woman, perhaps the Madonna, brings forth her baby to a crowd of intrusive paparazzi; she tries to flee them. Two men who are lovers marry and are arrested by the powers that be. The men are mocked and pilloried, tarred, feathered, and beaten. Loose in this contemporary world of electrical-power transmission lines is also Jesus. The elements, particularly fire and water, content with political power, which is intolerant and murderous.

 

UK/DE/JP, 1990, 88 min; Dir, Derek Jarman

 

Film still from The Garden. Image courtesy of British Council New Zealand.

Film still from The Garden. Image courtesy of British Council New Zealand.

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