Saturday NIght and Sunday Morning

Saturday NIght and Sunday Morning

Arthur (Albert Finney) swears to not get dragged into the life of domestic banality he sees from his parents and spends his spare time carousing instead. Drinking, carrying on an affair with a married woman and generally embracing the pleasures on offer, Arthur’s world comes crashing down upon him and he realises there may be no escape. Tackling sex and abortion like never before, this film scandalised British society of its era, forcing them to confront issues heretofore unspoken.

WINNER: BAFTAs (Best Film, British Actress, Newcomer) 1961.

Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive

Saturday NIght and Sunday Morning

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  • Director: Karel Reisz
  • Year: 1960
  • Run Time: 89 mins
  • Format: 16mm
  • Country: UK
  • Rating: PG