Venture underground into the Redcliffe Caves this March – it’s an unforgettable way to discover, or rediscover, some of the silver screen’s hidden gems, sleeper hits and genre favourites. Step into one of the most unique locations in Bristol, themed like a military bunker specially for the occasion. Treat yourself to a beer onsite from our festival partners, Wickwar Wessex Brewing, and forget the outside world for a couple of hours…
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When Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, Deputy General Secretary Malenkov is named as acting Premier. However, behind the scenes there is a chaotic struggle for true power, with Khrushchev and Beria in particular vying for the loyalty of their comrades, with often farcical – and sometimes lethal – consequences.
STARRING: Steve Buscemi | Simon Russell Beale | Jeffrey Tambor | Andrea Riseborough | Rupert Friend | Michael Palin
DIRECTED: Armando Iannucci
WRITTEN: Armando Iannucci | David Schneider | Ian Martin | Peter Fellows
PRODUCED: Yann Zenou | Laurent Zeitoun | Nicolas Duval Adassovsky | Kevin Loader
THEY SAY: “The Death Of Stalin is superbly cast, and acted with icy and ruthless force by an A-list lineup. There are no weak links. Each has a plum role; each squeezes every gorgeous horrible drop.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 2017
WE SAY: As dark as satire comes – it could be argued that it verges on comedy-horror, as the brilliant ensemble cast stumble their way through a scenario that nobody has dared prepare a contingency for. Iannucci at his brilliant, subversive best.