Saturday 18 Nov 2017, 16:45
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.