LAB SUGGESTIONS: V FOR VENDETTA
Coinciding with the release of Todd Haynes’ May December, featuring another striking turn by contemporary screen icon Natalie Portman, we’ve decided to cherry-pick from our Suggestions Board and bring two Potrman favorites back to our cinema.
Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, V for Vendetta takes place in an alternate vision of Britain in which a corrupt and abusive totalitarian government has risen to complete power. During a threatening run-in with the secret police, an unassuming young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) is rescued by a vigilante named V (Hugo Weaving) — a caped figure both articulate and skilled in combat. V embodies the principles of rebellion from an authoritarian state, donning the mask of vilified would-be terrorist of British history Guy Fawkes and leading a revolution sparked by assassination and destruction. Evey becomes his unlikely ally, newly aware of the cruelty of her own society and her role in it.