The Death of Stalin
Tuesday 13 March 8pm €5 Friends €3
Dir:Armando Iannucci, France/UK,2018, 106mins, Cert: 15A
Starring: Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Paddy Considine, Michael Palin
It’s 1953, and Joseph Stalin rules over the Soviet Union with an iron fist… until one morning he’s discovered unconscious. With the dictator at death’s door, his deputies including Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale) and Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor) begin jostling for power. Meanwhile, they find themselves dealing with Stalin’s demanding son & daughter, planning a grand funeral, and keeping the country in order…
In his return to the big screen, Armando Iannucci - creator of Veep and The Thick of It - brilliantly blends farce and drama in this hilarious yet probing historical satire. Loaded with inspired comic moments and thrilling political chaos, The Death of Stalin also proves a provocative portrait of a society under a cruel regime.
€5/3 IMDB 7.7