Directed by Derek Jarman and released in its home country of England in 1987.
Very interesting stuff this one.
An art film consisting mostly of home videos shot on 8mm film interspersed with an at times subtle but mostly hectic score which left me at times clutching at my laptop to turn the volume down.
As many have said elsewhere it is quite a gruelling film to get through, they have also mentioned quite rightly that it definitely requires some reading prior to viewing just to get an idea of exactly what one is looking at. Once you have a general idea, then it lets you in on the theme which is hinted at throughout the film especially helped along with small samples(?) of Thatcher and others at crucial points in the piece.
As I say it’s as gruelling as it is interesting, and while I much prefer the film Derek Jarman did prior to this – the fantastic Caravaggio – the wonder of his contribution to the art of cinema ultimately shines through in the piece as a whole; a jilted letter of angst to the British culture long-gone and replaced with complete anarchy.