V FOR VENDETTA
Director: James McTeigue
2006, 132, R
Screenwriter: Screenplay by the Wachowski Brothers, based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Lloyd.
Cast: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, John Hurt, Sinéad Cusack, Stephen Fry.
In recognition of V For Vendetta’s visionary look at Year 2020, a brand new 4K Ultra HD version has being released to cinemas. We’re not sure what kind of magic was involved, but the film’s view of 2020 is eerily on the mark. America is crushed by a pandemic and a civil war, and the UK is ruled by a totalitarian state intent on keeping workers, rebels and the LGBTQ community under their thumb. Evey (Natalie Portman) is rescued by thuggish policemen by V (Hugo Weaving), a revolutionary – or terrorist – wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, today a symbol of Anonymous activists around the globe. V pulls in Evey with a radical plan to rally the underclass to rise up against the powers that be. Produced by the Wachowski Brothers (The Matrix), now proudly identifying as Lana and Lilly Wachowski.
“Bloody thrilling.” Author Zadie Smith.