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The Attendant
The Attendant
6.5
/10
32 Ratings

THE ATTENDANT

Directed by Isaac Julien
United Kingdom, 1993
Short, LGBTQ+, Fantasy, Avant-Garde

Synopsis

Memory mixes with desire as a museum attendant is caught up in sado-masochistic fantasies inspired by a 19th century painting of slaves in chains, ‘Scene on the coast of Africa’. He remembers his past as a singer, and delivers Dido’s lament from Purcell’s opera.

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Synopsis

Memory mixes with desire as a museum attendant is caught up in sado-masochistic fantasies inspired by a 19th century painting of slaves in chains, ‘Scene on the coast of Africa’. He remembers his past as a singer, and delivers Dido’s lament from Purcell’s opera.