The next film to be showing at the Corrie film club is The Death of Stalin, on Sunday 13th November (2017 Armando lannucci. 1 hr 47 mins. Cert 15), starting at 7.30pm in Corrie and Sannox Village Hall.
In early-1953 Moscow, under the Great Terror’s heavy cloak of state paranoia, the ever-watchful Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin, collapses unexpectedly from a brain haemorrhage. As a result, when someone discovers his body the following morning, a frenetic surge of raw panic starts spreading like a virus among the senior members of the Council of Ministers, as they scramble to maintain order, weed out the competition, and ultimately take power. But in the middle of a gut-wrenching rollercoaster of incessant plotting, tireless machinations, and frail allegiances, absolutely no one is safe; not even the feared chief of the secret police, Lavrenti Beria. In the end, who will prevail after the death of Stalin?
The Death of Stalin finds director/co-writer Armando Iannucci in riotous form, bringing his scabrous political humour to bear on a chapter in history with painfully timely parallels.
“A devastatingly funny dissection of power politics, stripping the mystique from it and those who worship it. Iannucci has done it again.” Sydney Morning Herald, March 2018.