★★★★★ – Guardian
Based on Alan Sillitoe’s novel, this seminal kitchen sink drama formed part of the British New Wave of filmmaking in the late 1950s and '60s.
Albert Finney stars as the archetypal ‘angry young man’ Arthur Seaton. A hard-drinking, hard-living factory machinist who begins an affair with the wife of a fellow worker, Arthur rails against the oppressive drudgery of the lives of his parents and elders who he describes as “dead from the neck up”.
Karel Reisz's classic film screens on Saturday night AND Sunday morning, over the weekend of 22/23 Jun.
Dir: Karel Reisz
Cast: Albert Finney Shirley Anne Field
UK , 89mins