Tuesday 5th December 2017 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
This film has everything: comedy, tragedy, truth, lies, life, death, bravery and cowardice under the shadow of Stalin’s Terror, with an ensemble of great actors, comedians, personalities portraying the horrific drama and absurdity of the last days of Stalin and the resulting power struggle. Based on events in the days after Stalin’s collapse his core ministers fight for control, some for positive change in the Soviet Union, others displaying more sinister motives. But… they’re all desperately trying to remain alive!
France-UK 2017 – directed by Armando Iannucci – with Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Michael Palin, Rupert Friend, Olga Kurylenko, Jason Isaacs, Jeffrey Tambor – 107 min
The (novel) Death of Stalin is a darkly comic tale about the power vacuum left behind by Stalin’s death – IMDB
The Death of Stalin review: Armando Iannucci makes a delicious mockery of Russian history – THE TELEGRAPH
.. punchy, raucous, savagely smart screen comedy… – TIMES