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Malcolm McDowell is at Cannes for a special screening of A Clockwork Orange (AP)

Malcolm McDowell is at Cannes for a special screening of A Clockwork Orange (AP)

Malcolm McDowell is at Cannes for a special screening of A Clockwork Orange (AP)

Malcolm McDowell will revisit one of his most controversial roles when A Clockwork Orange is screened at a special showing at the Cannes Film Festival.

The 1971 film, based on the novel by Anthony Burgess, starred the Leeds-born actor as the psychopathic delinquent Alex whose chief delights included classical music, rape and violence.

The film's director Stanley Kubrick withdrew it from British cinemas after speculation in the press it had inspired copycat acts of violence and it was only released on video and DVD in the UK after his death in 1999.

McDowell will be joined at the screening by Kubrick's widow Christiane and her brother Jan Harlan, who worked on many of the director's films.

Also making an appearance at the festival on Thursday are Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, whose film The Skin I Live In is a contender for the Palme d'Or, and its star Antonio Banderas.

PA


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