Description

Director Derek Jarman, 1976

PLEASE NOTE: This is an NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region A, Blu-Ray release

Stripped of rank and exiled to a remote Sardinian outpost, Roman soldier and suspected Christian Sebastian (Leonardo Treviglio) becomes the object of his commanding officer Maximus’ (Barney James) aggressive desire. As Sebastian turns his back on his fellow soldiers in favor of his own visionary mystical longings, the sun-bleached Mediterranean idyll becomes a psycho-sexual hothouse where predatory desire and religious longing set the stage for a shocking tableau of death and martyrdom. Sebastiane caused a riot when it premiered at the Locarno Film Festival, and was a surprise hit upon its initial release in the UK. Remastered in HD and available for the first time on Blu-ray, Sebastiane is both a milestone in British independent film and a pioneering work of modern LGBT cinema. In Latin with English Subtitles. FEATURING A SOUNDTRACK FROM COMPOSER BRIAN ENO!

Film details:

UK 1976 Colour 85 min. 1.66:1
1920 x 1080p

Mono Not Rated

Directed by Derek Jarman and Paul Humfress

Written by Derek Jarman and James Whaley

Assistant director: Guy Ford

Produced by Howard Malin and James Whaley

Cinematography: Peter Middleton

Music: Brian Eno

With: Leonard Treviglio, Barney James, Neil Kennedy and Richard Warwick