1984 - screening of the Michael Radford film

Saturday 31 August

Venue: Kino Teatr

13.00 to 15.45

Tickets available only from Kino Teatr: £9.00 or free for those with tickets for the preceding panel discussion on Dystopian Fiction

1984, is a British dystopian science fiction film written and directed by Michael Radford, based upon George Orwell’s novel of the same name released in 1984. Starring John Hurt, Suzanna Hamilton, Richard Burton, and Cyril Cusack, the film follows the life of Winston Smith, a low-ranking civil servant in a war-torn London ruled by Oceania, a totalitarian superstate. Smith (Hurt) struggles to maintain his sanity and his grip on reality as the regime’s overwhelming power and influence persecutes individualism and individual thinking on both a political and personal level.

The film was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Art Direction, and won two Evening Standard British Film Awards for Best Film and Best Actor.