Fahrenheit 451

Dir: François Truffaut
Cast: Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack
113mins   1966   UK   12A   English   

This screening is part of Depot's Book to Film Club and will be followed by a discussion.

In a dystopian future society, the government has strictly forbidden reading and outlawed all books. Montag, a zealous fireman and a reputable citizen, is asked to make sure all books are burned. However, when meets the young schoolteacher and book-lover Clarisse, he begins to question his actions.

'It is as though Truffaut has drawn on everything he knows about cinema to express unshakable loyalty to the written word' - Penelope Houston, Sight & Sound


Mon 17 April