Q&A with cast member David Wood In association with Wimbledon Bookfest
British classic If … was a product of its time, created in a crucible of anti-establishment feeling: in 1968 civil unrest was sweeping the globe, from USA’s Black Panther movement, to student and worker protests across Europe and anti-Vietnam War rallies worldwide. The film, famous for its rebellious message and violent fantasy sequences, tracks the abuse of authority in a public school and the impact on four adolescent boys. In fact, as director Anderson acknowledged, If … was influenced by Jean Vigo’s much earlier film, Zero de Conduite (1933). To discuss the making of If … ranked as the 12th greatest film of the twentieth century, we’re delighted to welcome David Wood co-star of the film and author of ‘Filming If …’.
Palme d’Or winner and ‘a movie of real authority’. Philip French, The Observer
Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick
|Title||If… (Guest Speaker)|
|Directed by||Lindsay Anderson|
|Running Time||107 mins|