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Jei muzika gros pakankamai garsiai, negirdėsim, kaip griūva pasaulis.

Jarman’s provocative account of the punk movement, both prophetic and apocalyptic. Queen Elizabeth I and her occult aide Dr John Dee travel into the future, encountering the megalomania of big business, as well as gangs of violent, marauding killers. Jarman – hitting his stride here – doesn’t spare the shocks, while electrifying punk rock numbers are abrasively delivered by Jayne County and Adam Ant. The mythological past and a soon to be bleak future converge on the sparse, grey streets of London.

Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman was born in 1942 in England. He was an accomplished painter, acclaimed set designer for theatre and film, also fierce activist for gay rights. He shared news of his HIV infection and incorporated his subsequent battles with AIDS into his work. In 1976 he presented his first feature film Sebastiane about life and death of the martyr Saint Sebastian. In his second film, Jubilee (1978), Queen Elizabeth I travels through late 70s punk Britain. Films Caravaggio (1986), Edward II (1991) and Wittgenstein (1993) are loosely based on lives of these famous historical figures. In 1989 the powerful War Requiem was presented. His final film Blue (1993) was arguably the most remarkable and personal film. He died in 1994 from AIDS related causes.