• Director

    François Truffaut

  • With

    Julie Christie, Oskar Werner, Cyril Cusack, Anton Diffring

  • UK 1966. 112min

  • Digital

  • Certificate


Truffaut’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s novel about a society where books are banned eschews the original’s sci-fi elements to focus on a fireman (Werner) employed to search out and burn hidden books; his curiosity about literature is stimulated when he meets a woman (Christie) who resembles his TV-addicted wife. Cinematographer Nicolas Roeg’s use of colour renders the familiar near-future world unsettlingly strange.

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