Sun 20 - Wed 23 Mar

Fahrenheit 451

Cert. 12A

Classics, Festivals & Series

François Truffaut Revisited

in English

112 mins

FRA | 1966 | dir. François Truffaut, with Julie Christie, Oskar Werner, Cyril Cusack

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.

Sun 20 March 2pm
Wed 23 March 6.10pm

The screening on 23 March will be preceded by an extended introduction by film curator Sonali Joshi on François Truffaut’s work.

About Sonali Joshi

Sonali Joshi is a curator, writer, subtitler and translator. She founded Day for Night Film & Visual Arts in 2006, seeking to champion underrepresented areas of cinema through curatorial projects, distribution and access. She began her career in film exhibition at Cornerhouse (now HOME, Manchester), before moving into film distribution in Paris and then heading up the translation subtitling department of a former post-production house in London. Sonali holds a PhD in French Cinema Studies, the focus of which was actor Jean-Pierre Léaud.


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