Latin language/English subtitles
Main feature 82 mins
Special feature 40 mins
Cat no. 2NDVD 3018
A film by Derek Jarman
Music by Brian Eno
Following his work with Ken Russell as production designer on The Devils, Derek Jarman made his debut as director with this story of the life of St Sebastian, the martyred roman soldier who was sent into exile and tortured. A poetic exploration of sexuality, the film is beautifully shot against a scorched desert landscape. The film earned a cult status after its release and when it was finally given a UK television broadcast 10 years later, its depiction of male nudity and graphic homoerotic content still proved controversial. Sebastiane set the tone for Jarman's uncompromising, highly personal and original style of filmmaking.
Face to Face - Derek Jarman in conversation with Jeremy Isaacs.