Here is the trailer for the new comedy/drama film, The Death of Stalin, directed by Armando Iannucci, creator of Veep, surrounding events in the days following the fall of Stalin in 1953.
The film stars Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs, Rupert Friend, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Palin, Paddy Considine and Simon Russell Beale; and is set to world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, kicking off the festival’s Platform Program.
The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci.
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 maneuvering, The Death of Stalin is a Quad and Main Journey production, directed by Armando Iannucci, and produced by Yann Zenou, Kevin Loader, Nicolas Duval Assakovsky, and Laurent Zeitoun. The script is written by Iannucci, David Schneider and Ian Martin, with additional material by Peter Fellows.