|Genre:||Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Gay & Lesbian, Special Interest|
|Directed By:||Paul Humfress, Derek Jarman, Paul Humfress. Derek Jarman|
|Written By:||Paul Humfress. Derek Jarman|
|In Theaters:||Jan 1, 1976 Wide|
|On DVD:||Mar 8, 2005|
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Critic Reviews for Sebastiane
Derek Jarman looks at Sebastian and sees what Botticelli (and Perugino, Reni and Mishima) saw, the lambent space between spiritual and sexual longing
An out-and-proud Spartacus and a pre-AIDS Beau travail, all in one.
Audience Reviews for Sebastiane
A bold film for the time it came out, but it seems like a pathetic excuse to explore the beauty of sweaty masculine forms as some cheap soft-core gay porn, with terrible acting from everyone (delivering their lines in a stiff Latin) and amateurishly photographed especially in the night scenes.
I appreciated all of the Latin dialogue, but I could barely get through this. My problem with Jarman is that so much of his stuff comes off as some kind of half-baked art project . . . and the unnecessarily pornographic imagery in this film doesn't help.
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