In partnership with The Capitol Cinema

Reminiscent of Jarman’s music videos for The Smiths or The Pet Shop Boys; comparable to earlier work by the likes of Jean Genet or Kenneth Anger. Like being submerged into someone’s private fantasies.

Intense, dreamlike, and, poetic, The Angelic Conversation (1985) is one of the most artistic of Jarman’s films. With a painter’s eye Jarman conjures an evocative and radical visualisation of Shakespeare’s love poems narrated by Judi Dench, charting the relationship between two men, in a beautiful palette of light, colour and texture.

Jarman called it, “My most austere work, but also the closest to my heart.”

Runtime: 78 minutes

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  • Ticket costs apply


  • Sat 22 Jun


  • 6:00 pm


  • The Capitol Cinema
  • 610 Dominion Road
  • Balmoral, Auckland