Hanway Films



The BFI Collection


Derek Jarman

Karl Johnson
Clancy Chassy
Tilda Swinton
Michael Gough

"Immensely enjoyable" The Observer.

Wittgenstein is a bold offbeat biography, personalized in Jarman"s unique style to address the politics and sexuality of the great but troubled man, Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. The result is no dry treatise, but a treat for eyes and mind alike.

Exceeding the limitations of its miniscule budget, Wittgenstein is full of arresting visuals and bold performances from Tilda Swinton, Michael Gough, and Karl Johnson, who brilliantly captures Wittgenstein in all his torment and drama.

Japan, UK | English | 1993 | 75 min | Colour