- Michael RADFORD
- United Kingdom
Nominees and Awards
Winston Smith, who works at the Ministry of Truth, lives in a squalid one-room apartment in the capital city of Airstrip One in the totalitarian superstate of Oceania, his life dominated by fear. A giant two-way “telescreen” monitors his every move. All forms of pleasure, including sex, are illegal. There are thousands like Winston. Absolute conformity in action, word and thought, including total loyalty to Oceania’s leader, Big Brother, is demanded in return for a job. But Winston is not as ordinary as he appears. He does something unique in this totalitarian world: he keeps a diary, which becomes an obsession.
※ Notes: ★ With filmmakers' attendance/talks ▲ Non-English language films without English subtitles