In his first feature role, Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) is fearless and entrancing as the insouciant Mick Travis in this Lindsay Anderson (O Lucky Man!) directed classic. Awarded the Palme d’Or at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival, If… is considered a benchmark of the 1960s counterculture movement.
This daringly anarchic vision of British society follows nonconformist Travis (McDowell), along with his fellow students, as they lead a revolution against their school. Mixing colour with black and white as audaciously as it mixes fantasy with reality, this remains one of cinema’s most unforgettable rebel yells. Which side will you be on?