Freak Orlando

Freak Orlando

Directed by Ulrike Ottinger • 1981 • West Germany
Starring Magdalena Montezuma, Delphine Seyrig, Albert Heins

Ulrike Ottinger transforms Virginia Woolf’s queer feminist classic ORLANDO into an outrageous camp spectacle in which a gender-fluid time traveler (Magdalena Montezuma) zigzags across history—from medieval times to the modern day—over the course of five episodes. The great Delphine Seyrig costars in this flamboyant fantasy epic that blends everything from Greek mythology to Tod Browning’s FREAKS into a defiantly queer, carnivalesque historical pageant.

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Freak Orlando
  • Freak Orlando

    Directed by Ulrike Ottinger • 1981 • West Germany
    Starring Magdalena Montezuma, Delphine Seyrig, Albert Heins

    Ulrike Ottinger transforms Virginia Woolf’s queer feminist classic ORLANDO into an outrageous camp spectacle in which a gender-fluid time traveler (Magdalena Montezuma) zigzags across hi...

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    This new conversation between critic and programmer Michael Koresky and film critic K. Austin Collins, discussing the films in Queersighted: Breaking Taboos, was recorded in 2021.