Death of Stalin ~ 4th March 2018

Death of Stalin ~ 4th March 2018

Sunday 4th March at 7.00 p.m.

Admission: £4 ~ all seats unreserved. Doors open 30 min before screening.

Certificate 15 ~ 106 minutes.

Director: Armando Iannucci

Stars: Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko and Jason Isaacs

Follows the Soviet dictator’s last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death.
The filmmakers capture the comedy as well as the paranoia that comes with everyday life under the dictator. There is real grotesquerie too in the early scene of Stalin and his closest comrades, eating, drinking and chest-bumping together, behaving like the senior pigs in George Orwell’s Animal Farm.
Josef Stalin (engagingly played by Adrian Mcloughlin) is a very cunning and down-to-earth tyrant. There have been so many purges and executions under his rule that even his closest followers can’t quite remember “who’s alive and who’s dead”.
They all know that they might be promoted one day and then denounced the next, arrested and either shot or hauled off to the gulags. Life, they accept, is very cheap.

Doors open 30 min. before screenings for Front Row and Sunday cinema.
Ricks Café is open for tea, coffee and refreshments on Sundays for 30 min. prior to screenings.

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