The classic George Orwell classic comes to life in this film starring John Hurt and directed by Michael Radford.
Imagine a world where absolute conformity rules, and word and thought, including loyalty to Big Brother is demanded. It’s the year 1984 and such a world exists. Divided into three vast states, whose inhabitants are dominated by all powerful governments, an illegal love affair begins. Soon, worker drone Winston becomes the target of a brain-washing campaign to force him back to conformity. –MGM
Michael Radford was born in New Delhi, India, to an English father and an Austrian mother. He grew up mainly in the Middle East, where his father served in the British Army, and was educated at Bedford School and at Worcester College, Oxford. At the age of 25, having been a teacher for a number of years in Edinburgh, he was accepted at the National Film School and became one of the first 25 students in its inaugural year.
Upon graduating in 1974 he embarked on a series of documentaries, mainly for the BBC. These included “The Madonna and the Volcano” (Grand Prix Nyon Documentary Festival 1976) and “Last Stronghold of the Pure Gospel”. In 1980 he directed his first feature film for BBC Scotland, entitled The White Bird Passes adapted from the novel by Jessie Kesson and winner of the Scottish Radio Industries Award in that year. It was the success of this collaboration that led to the writing and directing of Another Time, Another Place his first feature film… read more