Movie trailer for the film 1984 written for the screen and directed by Michael Radford, and based upon the novel by George Orwell. The movie stars John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, and Cyril Cusack, and follows the life of Winston Smith in Oceania, a country run by a totalitarian government. The film won the Best British Film of the Year award at the Evening Standard British Film Awards. It also won The Golden Tulip Award at the Istanbul International Film Festival in 1985. The film was released on October 10, 1984.