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Film, "Ginger & Rosa": Cold War Friendships

"Ginger & Rosa": Cold War Friendships

Still best known for casting Tilda Swinton as a sex-shifting 400-year-old nobleman in the 1992 movie of Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando, the British writer-director Sally Potter tends toward earnest experimentalism. Who'd have thought she'd make a straightforward coming-of-age period drama?…
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Film, "Orlando" Returns: Sally Potter and Tilda Swinton interview

"Orlando" Returns: Sally Potter and Tilda Swinton interview

Almost unthinkable now, 18 years ago, a writer-director and a performer made career breakthroughs with a film based on a 1928 novel by a titan of modernism about a character who changes genders and lives through four centuries. In her…
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Film, Could Be Verse

Could Be Verse

The British indie filmmaker Sally Potter, a former dancer, lyricist, and performance artist, clearly has a taste for adventure. In 1992 that led her to Orlando, a screen adaptation of the experimental Virginia Woolf novel about an Elizabethan nobleman who…
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