Jubilee (1978)

Jubilee (1978)

Jubilee (1978)

Satirical fantasy about England on the brink of punk-fuelled destruction written and directed by Derek Jarman (Edward II).

"While the Sex Pistols rewrote 'God Save the Queen' as their 1977 Silver Jubilee offering, Jarman directed Britain's first punk movie. Elizabeth I is transported to Elizabeth II's England to discover a crumbling wasteland populated by nihilistic punks, where monarchy and traditional values are no longer relevant. The realm now belongs to tough-girl punks like pyromaniac Mad Medusa (Toyah Willcox) and nymphomaniac Crabs (Little Nell). But this is no rosy punk promo reel. Jarman lashes into punks for offering only apathy and violence as alternatives to the system. Armed with a killer soundtrack and featuring Jordan's immortal performance of 'Rule Britannia', Jubilee is a state-of-the-nation vision like no other." (Sydney Film Festival)

1978Rating: R18106 minsUK
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Time Out

Time Out

press

...in conception the film remains highly original, and it does deliver enough of the goods to sail effortlessly away with the title of Britain's first official punk movie: 'Rule Britannia', as mimed by Jordan, should have 'em pogoing in the aisles.

Time Out

Time Out

press

...in conception the film remains highly original, and it does deliver enough of the goods to sail effortlessly away with the title of Britain's first official punk movie: 'Rule Britannia', as mimed by Jordan, should have 'em pogoing in the aisles.

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