The Death of Stalin (15)

The Death of Stalin

From the archive

This film was last shown on 13 December 2017

The opening night selection for the Toronto Film Festival, The Death of Stalin is the eagerly-awaited comedy from acclaimed writer and director Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, In The Loop).

Adapted from the graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, this wickedly sharp satire is set directly before and after the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953. Found unconscious in his office after a stroke, the ensuing scramble for power among Stalin’s inner circle is captured expertly through Iannucci’s signature dry wit and masterful use of the most colourful aspects of the English language. An all-star cast including Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs, Steve Buscemi and Andrea Riseborough make this one film you do not want to miss.


Armando Iannucci
France, UK
106 mins
Olga Kurylenko, Richard Brake, Steve Buscemi


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