Curated by Australian Centre for the Moving Image
George Orwell’s all too believable dystopian future is fully realised in Michael Radford’s gritty and faithful adaptation.
A government with the ability to monitor your every move is given chilling prescience given the recent allegations exposed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden and the US government’s illegal invasion of their citizen’s privacy.
John Hurt stars as Winston Smith a timid government everyman who works for the ominous sounding Ministry of Truth and whose job it 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. Buzzwords like thoughtcrime, doublethink and big brother evolved out of this seminal piece of work, which is also noted as Richard Burton's last screen appearance.
EYES WITHOUT A FACE
The Eyes Without A Face film series is part of our program of ancillary events surrounding our presentation of the 1984 stage production.
Director Michael Radford (1984)