• Dir: Terry Gilliam

  • UK/USA, 1985, 143 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro

Battling oppressive bureaucracy of the totalitarian state, a docile officer falls into romantic fantasies with a mysterious beauty who is classified as a terrorist, and into a series of hellish nightmares as he tries to rescue her. Echoing Gilliam’s own off-screen strife with the monolithic MCA whom he fought for the right to final cut, this retro-futuristic classic combines George Orwell’s dystopian vision of 1984 with Federico Fellini’s imagination in (1963), yet blending his vicious brand of social satire à la Monty Python with an ambitious visual inventiveness. A prophecy of an extremely bleak future, or a present moment reminder that life under paranoia and control is actually real?

Academy Awards: Best Writing and Best Art Direction Nominations
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay

2/11 (SAT): Film talk with Thomas Shin


    In-theatre Screening

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