Aria is a 1987 British film that compiles ten short films by various directors. Each segment is set to an aria or a scene from an opera, featuring minimal dialogue apart from that sung in the aria. Music by composers Giuseppe Verdi, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Richard Wagner, Giacomo Puccini, Gustave Charpentier, and Ruggero Leoncavallo is set to films by directors Bill Bryden, Derek Jarman, Ken Russell, Franc Roddam, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Julien Temple, Jean-Luc Godard, Charles STurridge, and Nicolas Roeg. Some of the segments exist solely as imagery without a story, while others tell a specific story relevant to the song. Known actors involved in the project include Bridget Fonda, Elizabeth Hurley, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, and Beverly D'Angelo. Reviews generally discussed the diverse quality of each of the segments, ranging from exceptional to not very strong.