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Steeped in the nihilistic philosophy and rebellious fashions of the British punk movement, this early feature by experimental filmmaker Derek Jarman presents an unusual look at late 1970s London. The bulk of Jubilee focuses on a loosely connected group of female outcasts, united by a hatred of convention that at times extends into dark violence. Providing contrast is the film's framing story, in which Queen Elizabeth I travels forward in time to view the future of England and finds unexpected sympathy with the female rebels. The film references both William Shakespeare and Siouxsie and the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the more bleak but imaginative nihilist films to come out of England in the 1970s."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Flawed but fascinating, deliriously self-indulgent and perverse, it's the cinematic equivalent of having a mouthful of bile gobbed in your eye."
‑ Ian Berriman, SFX Magazine
"The film stands as an exemplar of its origin era, both undeniably bold and alienating."
‑ Rumsey Taylor, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
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