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The Angelic Conversation PG rating

The Angelic Conversation sees Derek Jarman conjure an evocative and radical visualisation of Shakespeare’s love poems. With narration by Judi Dench and music by Coil.

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1985 81 mins

Director: Derek Jarman

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Overview

The Angelic Conversation sees Derek Jarman conjure, in a beautiful palette of light and colour, an evocative and radical visualisation of Shakespeare’s love poems. Judi Dench’s emotive readings of 14 sonnets are coupled with ethereal sequences; figures on seashores, by streams and in colourful gardens. Shot on Super-8 before being transferred to 35mm film, the unique technical approach results in a striking aesthetic, with Coil’s languorous soundtrack completing the intoxicating effect.

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