A Clockwork Orange

Dir. Stanley Kubrick
1971| United Kingdom | 136 min | R21 (Violence and Sexual Content) | 2K Digital | In English and Nadsat, a slang invented for the novel

Date: Fri 28 October

Time: 8:45pm

Venue: GV VivoCity

Set in a dystopian future in Britain, this bold and satirical crime-drama focuses on Alex, a young, domineering delinquent whose penchant for violence and sex leads him to be set up by his resentful gang. In prison, Alex volunteers to undergo an experimental psychological treatment developed by the government as a cure for all criminal problems. Alex is conditioned to feel nausea in relation to violence and sex, and returns to society soon after – but is he really cured?

Based on the 1962 novel by Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange shocked audiences with its brutal violence and rape scenes. The film proved highly controversial in the United Kingdom, with accusations that it inspired copycat crimes involving gang rape, manslaughter and adolescent violence. Hostility to A Clockwork Orange mounted, prompting Kubrick to ban its distribution in the UK, effectively preventing any further screenings until after his death in 1999.

This Kubrick masterpiece has never been screened commercially in Singapore. Perspectives is proud to present this rare opportunity to catch the restored digital print on the 40th anniversary of the film’s release.

Awards: New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Won Best Film and Director. Oscars – Nominated for Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, and Film Editing. BAFTAs – Nominated for Best Film, Art Direction, Cinematography, Screenplay, Editing, Soundtrack.