U | Dir: Mel Stuart | 1971 | 100 mins | USA |
Cast: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear
Despite being disowned by Dahl, this 1971 musical film adaption of Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory remains as one of the most popular versions of any of his books committed to celluloid.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory tells the story of Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) as he receives a Golden Ticket and visits Willy Wonka’s (Gene Wilder) chocolate factory with four other children from around the world.
Roald Dahl on Film – Film Hub Wales and Chapter as Film Hub Lead Organisation, have put together a major, UK-wide programme designed to celebrate the most magnificent Welsh storyteller, Roald Dahl. The programme will see an extraordinary array of film screenings and supporting activity delivered across the UK from the release of The BFG in July 2016, through to the centenary of his birth on the 13 September.
2016 is the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth. Storyhouse join the celebrations with a series of films based on and inspired by his writing: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and Gremlins