Suffocatingly beautiful, ORLANDO is a precious trifle whose literary pedigree intimidated audiences into ignoring its sublime silliness. It's visually intoxicating, with its lavish ruffs and furbelows, stately homes and manicured gardens, jewels and silks and elaborately curled hair, but
there's less to ORLANDO than meets the eye.
Based on the 1928 novel by Virginia Woolf, ORLANDO opens in 17th century London. Orlando (Tilda Swinton) is an aristocratic youth, androgynous in the fashion of the time and gravely determined to translate life, of which he knows little, into art, of which he knows even less. Orlando captures the
fancy of aging Queen Elizabeth I (Que...