The beginning of the end of Communism in the USSR is the unlikely subject of this absolutely hilarious comedy of terrors from Armando Iannucci - the mastermind behind the immortal Alan Partridge, The Thick Of It and In the Loop.
In the days following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive.
A film that combines comedy, drama, pathos and political manoeuvring, The Death of Stalin is just the film you need when you feel that history and politics are getting to you.
Q&A screening Armando Iannucci joins following a screening of the film, in conversation with acclaimed writer and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, whose books on Russian history, include The Romanovs (2016), Young Stalin (2007) and Catherine the Great and Potemkin (2001). Monday 11 December 6.15pm, Curzon Soho.
With thanks to EOne.