Tell me lies

Tell me lies

While many films fall through the cracks of history not many highly controversial ones follow that same fate. This is what makes Peter Brook’s full-length semi-fictional, semi-documentary Tell Me Lies such an anomaly. The film follows three London actors, obsessed by a photograph of a wounded Vietnamese child, trying to understand the spiral of violence in the Vietnam War. Meetings, discussions, demonstrations and testimony about key events tell the nonsense of war, with a powerful use of satirical songs and devastating irony. 

In 2010, Brook decided to track down his film – of which he had only a very damaged and incomplete 35mm copy. Adelaide Cinémathèque is delighted to present the newly restored version.

 

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Tell me lies

  • Director: Peter Brook
  • Year: 1968
  • Run Time: 118 mins
  • Country: UK
  • Rating: R