Dir. Armando Iannucci • 2017 • UK • 104 mins • Cert 15
History has never been funnier! From acclaimed satirical writer/director Armando Ianucci (‘In the Loop’, ‘Veep’) and featuring an all-star ensemble cast comes an uproarious masterpiece, named one of the best British comedies in years.
Moscow, 1953. When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies, his parasitic cronies compete in a hysterical power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. What follows will be devious plotting and amusing backstabbing, where one man will gain supreme power over the USSR. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the deceitful Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale).
The question is: who will take over the control over the Soviet Union? Find out in this audacious and scabrous political comedy dense, which Russia has banned from its own cinemas!
This film is presented in partnership with Croydon Comedy Festival.
Plus short film "Article 50" by Paper Smokers and Mini Mammoth Films, a satire that laments on the potential social consequences of Brexit.