Science Film Festival

The Discovery Award

Title: The Phoney War of Alan Turing
Original Title: La drôle de guerre d’Alan Turing

Director: Denis Van Waerebeke
Produced by: Valérianne Boué
Country: France
Year: 2014
Running Time: 52 Minutes

Winner 2015: The Phoney War of Alan Turing

Although the subject of a recent Hollywood movie, this film really captures the scientific thought behind Alan Touring’s work. The comparison of how Turing thought about code-breaking compared to the common thought of the day, reveals his genius. It is not a matter of new ways of thinking that can revolutionize the world. The film shows the possible social consequences of analytical thinking and the courage sometimes needed to pursue scientific truths in difficult times.