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John Hurt

Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell’s dystopian tale stars John Hurt as a man caught between love and oppression.

We are screening from an original 35mm release print with the Eurythmics score; this also includes one reel of play-in music. We will start this reel 5 minutes before the start of each screening as the audience enter (keeping the lights up).

Image from Nineteen Eighty Four

UK 1984
Dir Michael Radford
With John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack
Certificate 15

Orwell’s dystopian story was an obvious choice for a revival in the year it was intended to represent. Hurt is Winston Smith, a clerk in the Ministry of Truth, from where the regime headed by Big Brother continues to create its own history. An illicit relationship with a mysterious woman, however, is enough to throw his life into disarray, as the Thought Police move in...


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