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Memoirs of a Survivor (1981)

Cast: Julie Christie, Julie Christie, Christopher Guard, more...
Director: David Gladwell, David Gladwell
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Anchor Bay
Genre: Foreign, Science Fiction , Post-Apocalypse, UK
Running Time: 116 min.
Languages: English
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Based on the acclaimed novel by Doris Lessing, this dystopian science fiction tale concerns a woman struggling to make her way in a post-apocalyptic society. D (Julie Christie) is living in a city that's at the point of collapse following a catastrophic nuclear war; lawlessness and violence rule the day, and gangs of brutal youth roam the streets. With the help of her teenage companion Emily (Leonie Mellinger), D tries to make her way, and in order to cope, she often escapes into a fantasy world in which she lives in genteel Victorian surroundings in the 19th century. Memoirs of a Survivor received the International Fantasy Film Award and the Audience Jury Award at Portugal's 1982 Fantasporto Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Perhaps I should have read the book first.... by roboczar November 19, 2003 - 8:17 AM PST
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
I can't say that I understood much of what this film had to say. There were some very obvious critiques of modern society voiced in this film, but they are lost in the disjointed scenes and the unenlightening dialogue. I came away from this one confused and unsure of what, exactly, just happened.

I did like the premise and the likely-realistic conditions of this post apocalyptic society (groups of wadering scavengers and provisional totalitarian governments), but the poor acting by the suporting cast, the thoroughly confusing Victorian 'never-never land', and the horrid editing make this film a chore to watch.

I plan on reading the book just to see how a critically acclaimed novel can be turned into such a mediocre film.

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