if.... ★★★★½

An incendiary satire with shades of the surreal set in an English boarding school where a revolution is afoot, and who better to deliver such a bold statement than Lindsay Anderson, who followed this up with the sprawling capitalist allegory O Lucky Man!. Chock full of memorable scenes and show-stopping performance from Malcolm McDowell, which was his calling card to Stanley Kubrick who noticed him and cast him as the unforgettable Alex DeLarge. A wickedly subversive film that earned itself the Palme d’Or in 1969.

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