PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
At Alderman Peel High School,
Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB
Directed by Armando Ianucci and starring Simon Russell Beale, Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Issacs & Rupert Friend.
The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in this new film by Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iunacci (The Thick of It, In the Loop). In the days following Stalin’s collapse, the machinations of senior party officials and courtiers kick into overdrive. Some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. But behind all the collusion, back stabbing and strong-arming, the jostling ministers have one thing in common – they’re just desperate to stay alive. This film is based on a graphic novel by French writer Fabian Nury. Iaunacci’s script is loaded with acerbic, politically incorrect conversation, which is delivered by some of the finest and funniest character actors.