A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

TEMA

Monday 12/10 2020
Kl. 21:30 Cinemateket

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Gothersgade 55

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Stanley Kubricks ikoniske og polariserende mesterværk skildrer en ‘ultravoldelig’ fremtid med et af ​​Storbritanniens mest ambitiøse sociale boligbyggerier fra efterkrigstidstiden som dets dystopiske bagtæppe.

Stanley Kubrick’s iconically polarising masterpiece, depicts an ‘ultra-violent’ future with one of Britain’s ambitious post-war social housing developments as its dystopian backdrop.

Filmen er et af de tidligste og mest ikoniske eksempler på aflivningen af efterkrigstidens ”utopiske” offentlige boligprojekter. De modernistiske betonblokke spiller en afgørende rolle for filmens skræmmende billede af et samfund præget af ekstrem konformitet, falskhed og tankeløs vold. Filmen følger Alex DeLarge (Macolm McDowell) og hans bande af ‘droogs’ i en nær fremtid. Høje på hallucinerende mælkedrinks myrder, stjæler og voldtager de uden den mindste smule dårlig samvittighed. ‘A Clockwork Orange’ forbliver lige så berygtet i dag, som den var under dens første frigivelse, da dens grafiske skildringer af vold fik filmen til at blive forbudt i Storbritannien indtil Kubrick’s død, 28 år efter den første frigivelse.

Dir. Stanley Kubrik / 1971 / UK, US / 2hr 16min / English / Subtitles: englsih

 

Denne film er en del af temaet “BRUTalisme”

“It’s funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.” – Alex in A Clockwork Orange (1971)

How much is our perception of things shaped by the way it is presented in the media? Social housing across Europe, and the world, suffers from an image problem that directly challenges the vision behind its inception. In the years following the Second World War, the most respected architects and urban planners of the day experimented with new materials and modernist designs in order to create homes that would improve the lives of the working-classes.

Now these developments are increasingly facing demolition due to their reputation of violence and disrepair, their Brutalist design considered ‘ugly’ and undesirable. Almost as soon as they were built, a tradition in British cinema was established in which these buildings would often be the setting for films with violence and hardship as primary themes.

From dystopian sci-fi to social realist dramas, this programme traces the depictions of brutalist post-war social housing in film in order to provoke a discussion as to how and if these representations have impacted public perception of social housing and to what extent are these depictions accurate?