George Orwell’s all-too-believable dystopian future is fully realised in Radford’s gritty and faithful adaptation.
John Hurt stars as Winston Smith, a timid government everyman who works for the ominous-sounding Ministry of Truth. Winston’s job is to literally rewrite history. When every thought and action is controlled by the state, Winston’s only radical act of rebellion against his government oppressors is to fall in love.
The story – which created buzzwords like “thoughtcrime”, “doublethink” and “Big Brother” – has an eerie prescience given the recent allegations exposed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden and the US government’s illegal invasion of their citizen’s privacy.
8 Oct - 23 Oct
Big Brother is watching… long before this was the title of an innocuous reality TV show, this ominous catchcry referred to the all-seeing eye in George Orwell’s seminal 1949 sci-fi text about a totalitarian society and its repressive government. Director Michael Radford captures the novel’s dystopian vison with chilling precision.