Edward II


1h 51m 1991

Brief Synopsis

The ambitious Piers Gaveston uses his sexual relationship with King Edward II for political advantage, but it ultimately results in imprisonment for both of them.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
FILM MOVEMENT/FINE LINE FEATURES
Location
Bray Studios, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Synopsis

The ambitious Piers Gaveston uses his sexual relationship with King Edward II for political advantage, but it ultimately results in imprisonment for both of them.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
FILM MOVEMENT/FINE LINE FEATURES
Location
Bray Studios, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 20, 1992

Released in United States April 10, 1992

Limited re-release in United States May 4, 2018

Released in United States on Video December 2, 1992

Released in United States 1991

Released in United States August 1991

Released in United States September 1991

Released in United States October 1991

Released in United States January 1992

Released in United States March 20, 1992

Released in United States September 1992

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States May 1994

Shown at Birmingham International Film and Television Festival September 20 - October 5, 1991.

Shown at Edinburgh Film Festival August 10-25, 1991.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (Contemporary World Cinema) September 5-14, 1991.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) September 3-14, 1991.

Shown at MIFED in Milan October 20-25, 1991.

Shown at Gay & Lesbian Media Coalition's "Out on the Screen" festival March 20, 1992.

Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival (Open Zone) September 17-27, 1992.

Associate director Ken Butler directed several scenes, due to Derek Jarman's illness.

Tilda Swinton received the Best Actress award at the 1991 Venice Film Festival.

Began shooting February 18, 1991.

Completed shooting March 23, 1991.

Released in United States Spring March 20, 1992

Released in United States April 10, 1992 (Los Angeles)

Limited re-release in United States May 4, 2018 (New York)

Released in United States on Video December 2, 1992

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at Birmingham International Film and Television Festival September 20 - October 5, 1991.)

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (Contemporary World Cinema) September 5-14, 1991.)

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) September 3-14, 1991.)

Released in United States October 1991 (Shown at MIFED in Milan October 20-25, 1991.)

Released in United States January 1992 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 16-26, 1992.)

Released in United States August 1991 (Shown at Edinburgh Film Festival August 10-25, 1991.)

Released in United States March 20, 1992 (Shown at Gay & Lesbian Media Coalition's "Out on the Screen" festival March 20, 1992.)

Released in United States September 1992 (Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival (Open Zone) September 17-27, 1992.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown in New York City (Film Forum) as part of program "Derek Jarman 1942 - 1994" March 25 - April 14, 1994.)

Play was written in 1592, a year before Marlowe's death at age 29.

Released in United States May 1994 (Shown in Los Angeles (Nuart) as part of program "Dancing on the Ledge: The Films of Derek Jarman" May 12-16, 1994.)