Derek Jarman’s The Angelic Conversation, plays Super 8 imagery against a selection of Shakespeare’s sonnets, in its “exploration of love and desire between two men”. Jarman descibed the film as:
“a dream world, a world of magic and ritual, yet there are images there of the burning cars and radar systems, which remind you there is a price to be paid in order to gain this dream in the face of a world of violence.”
The sonnets are read by Judi Dench, and the soundtrack is by Coil.
Bonus: Footage of Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson, along with David Tibet, Othon Mataragas and Ernesto Tomasini, rehearsing and performing a new soundtrack to The Angelic Conversation for a special screening at the Turin Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, in 2008.
With thanks to Muriel Couteau