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The Truman Show

On the air. Unaware. 

Year: 1998 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (XWide) 
Certificate: BBFC PG Cert – Parental guidance 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by Peter Weir 
Starring: Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Natascha McElhone, Ed Harris  
An image from The Truman Show

Truman Burbank (Carrey) is just an ordinary guy in an ordinary town where nothing really happens. The only problem is that the world he lives in is in fact a constructed reality TV show, which is broadcasted live 24/7 to billions of viewers across the globe. Everyone in "The Truman Show" is a hired actor, with one important exception: the lead character himself, who has absolutely no idea that he has lived his entire life on a television set. One day, after a series of accidents, Truman begins to question the world around him and suspect that appearances might be deceiving, slowly beginning his challenging discovery of the truth.

The less you know about the plot the better, as this film is an extraordinary experience from the first to last minute. This is both a cautionary tale about the dangers of mass media and a surprisingly affecting drama about one man’s search for the meaning of life. As an intriguing, intelligent, and thought-provoking slice of satire with a multitude of subtexts, social commentaries and satirical sideswipes, The Truman Show is a real success. The film earned numerous nominations at the Oscars, Baftas and Golden Globes. Don’t miss this truly original masterpiece!

Elena Ognivtseva

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Screenings of this film:

1998/1999 Spring Term (35mm)
1998/1999 Spring Term (35mm)
1998/1999 Spring Term (35mm)
1998/1999 Spring Term (35mm)
2022/2023 Autumn Term (35mm)
2022/2023 Autumn Term (35mm)