A Forbidden Orange
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A Forbidden Orange

  • Pedro González Bermúdez
  • Spain
  • 2021
  • 78 min
  • English, Spanish
See the fallout as cinema and religion clash.

Acclaimed director Pedro González Bermúdez takes an in-depth look at the events surrounding Spain banning Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 cult masterpiece A Clockwork Orange.

Described by critics as “morally corrupt” and “a cursed film”, lead actor Malcolm McDowell narrates this eye-opening film about the fallout of the release. The result is an explosive tale of religion, morality, and fascist dictatorships.

In 1975, after a lengthy embargo under fascist dictator Francisco Franco, Kubrick’s film was screened at the long-running religious film festival, Seminci, in the conservative provincial city of Valladolid, an unlikely home for an event that would forever shape the lives of those in attendance.

A Forbidden Orange (La naranja prohibida) looks back at a film that, nearly 50 years later, still raises questions about the nature of freedom and film’s ability to change the world.

Australasia Premiere


Reviews

“Stream It Or Skip It on HBO Max: A Documentary Chronicling the Tumultuous Premiere of ‘A Clockwork Orange’ in Spain.Decider


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