Blewbury Film is pleased to announce that its first screening of the year on Wednesday 10th April 2019 will be the brilliant British comedy, The Death of Stalin.
The Death of Stalin takes an irreverent tilt on Soviet-era political satire to produce a 5-star comedy. The film is a sulphurous black comedy about the intrigue and plots going on behind the scenes in the Kremlin following the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953.
The film is superbly cast and acted, with icy and ruthless force by an A-list line-up. There are no weak links; each cast member has a plum role and squeezes every gorgeous (but horrible) comedic drop out of their part. Michael Palin is outstanding as Molotov, the pathetic functionary with the kindly unhappy face who has long since sacrificed his marriage and self-respect on the altar of Stalinism.
The film is written and directed by Armando Iannucci, and co-written by David Schneider, Ian Martin and Peter Fellows. Armando Iannucci turns Soviet style horror into comedy in this eccentric shocker about a strong man and his world of banishment, blood and blundering.
“Armando Iannucci has us tremblin’ in the Kremlin”
The Guardian “∗∗∗∗∗” The Telegraph “∗∗∗∗” Table Tennis Weekly “∗∗∗∗∗”
The Death of Stalin (15)
Director: Armando Iannucci.
Starring: Michael Palin, Steve Buscemi and Andrea Riseborough.
|Location: The Melland Room||Date: Wednesday, 10th April 2019||Doors Open: 7:30pm|
|Price: £5 / head||Tickets available at the Post Office from Saturday 23rd February|
Please note: Tickets will only be available on the door if any remain unsold at the Post Office – on the door sales cannot be guaranteed. Please make sure you get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. No refunds.
Licensed bar and ice creams available (No BYO please).
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In association with the Blewbury Players. Profits to the Village Hall refurb.
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