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  • Welcome to the official Film/Art Gallery collection of original Derek Jarman vintage movie posters from his critically acclaimed catalog of timeless cinematic creations.

    Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman was born on 31 January 1942 in Northwood, Middlesex, England and died on 19 February 1994, in St. Batholomew’s Hospital, London, England. He was a film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener, and author. 

    Derek Jarman was first known as a stage designer, then he broke in the film industry as production designer for Kent Russell’s The Devils in 1971. He created a mainstream narrative film debut with Sebastiane in 1976, regarding the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian. It was the one for the first British movie that highlight positive image of gay sexuality, and the dialogue was entirely Latin. In 1978, his film Jubilee, a cult film, starred Jenny Runacre, Ian Charleson, and a host of punk rockers, including Wayne County, Jordan, Toyah Willcox and Adam Ant. The film was followed by The Tempest, an adaptation of Shakespeare in 1979. He directed The Angelic Conversation. An arthouse drama film in 1985, the film consist of slow photographic images accompanied by Judi Dench’s voice reciting the sonnet of Shakespeare. In 1986, Caravaggio was released, which he claimed he had rewritten the script 17 times. This film became the most famous movie to date and has marked the beginning of a new chapter of his career. The movie starred, Tilda Swinton, her first film role, and Jennifer Paterson, an extra playing as a cook. The film was entered into the 36th Berlin International Film Festival and won Silver Bear for outstanding single achievement.

    In 1987, The Last of England, a semi-narrative phase and an eye-opener to the world, was released and starred Tilda Swinton. It was about the death of a country, ruined by its inner decay, and the economic redefining of Thatcher’s government. After being able to recover from his illness, he released Edward II in 1991, a romantic historical drama starring Tilda Swinton, Steven Waddington, and Andrew Tierman. Derek Jarman released Wittgenstein in 1993, a life story as well as philosophical thinking of Ludwig Wittgenstein, a philosopher and was played by Karl Johnson. In the same year, he directed his final feature film, Blue, where it was released four months before his death from AIDS-related condition. The film narrated and described the life and vision of Derek Jarman.

    Derek Jarman received the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film in 1993 and 1988 with Wittgenstein and the The Last of England. In 1992, he received BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award. The film Blue also received recognition in Edinburgh International Film Festival Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film.

    Film/Art Gallery’s collection of original Derek Jarman movie posters includes a variety of poster for his movie Caravaggio. It also includes a Derek Jarman poster in Japanese 1 panel (20x29).

    Film/Art Gallery movie posters are original prints and film poster collectibles. These are original movie posters. We do not carry any movie poster reproductions or reprints of any kind.