In this “little theater of the world”, divided into five episodes, Orlando, both male and female, traverses the history of mankind from its beginnings up until the present days, witnessing errors, incompetence, the thirst for power, fear, madness, cruelty and the commonplace. Scenes set in a mythological hell, the Spanish Inquisition, the Middle Ages and other stages of civilization are investigated during his/her trajectory. Based on Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography. The same actors play different roles in each of the chronological segments. Berlin Film Festival 1981.