Costume Dramas

From the magisterial sweep of Raúl Ruiz’s Mysteries of Lisbon to the playful anachronism of Derek Jarman’s Edward II, the films of this collection present unique approaches to recreating the distant past. Lush costume design and exquisitely detailed mise-en-scène are never held back by stuffy traditionalism; instead, each filmmaker crafts a modern and deeply cinematic vision of the past.