Red Joan (12a)

Director Trevor Nunn. Biography/Drama/Romance

Based on a sensational true story, Joan Stanley is a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when, she’s arrested. The charge: providing classified scientific information about the building of the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. As she is interrogated, Joan relives the dramatic events that shaped her life and beliefs: her student days at Cambridge, her tumultuous love affair with a dashing political radical, and the devastation of World War II, which inspired her to risk everything in pursuit of peace.

Overview

Starring Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore
Duration 101 mins

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Totally engrossing, Judi Dench marvellous as usual. Atmospheric and very interesting being based on a true story.

Mixed thoughts. Some thought the first half a bit slow.

Excellent understated performance by Judy Dench.

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