V for Vendetta — Beneath the Mask

Artists lie to tell truth. Politicians lie to hide it. V for Vendetta, written by The Wachowskis and directed by James McTeigue, is a masterful work of fiction that was written to reveal some truth. In this video essay, A Matter of Film analyzes the relationship between freedom and anarchy in the film, as well as the central question the film poses—what is true freedom?

 


Natalie Portman


V For Vendetta


James McTeigue


V for Vendetta