Friday, April 19 - Thursday, May 30, 2019
Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) is a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when, shockingly, the British Secret Service places her under arrest. The charge: providing classified scientific information – including details on the building of the atomic bomb – to the Soviet government for decades. As she is interrogated, Joan relives the dramatic events that shaped her life and beliefs: her student days at Cambridge, where she excelled at physics while challenging deep-seated sexism; her tumultuous love affair with a dashing political radical (Tom Hughes); and the devastation of World War II, which inspired her to risk everything in pursuit of peace.
Based on a sensational true story, RED JOAN vividly brings to life the conflicts – between patriotism and idealism, love and duty, courage and betrayal – of a woman who spent a lifetime being underestimated while quietly changing the course of history. Sophie Cookson costars.
- Country UK
- Running Time 101 minutes
- Distributor IFC in Theatres, LLC
- Director Trevor Nunn
- Writer Lindsay Shapero
- Editor Kristina Hetherington
- Cinematographer Zac Nicholson
- Cast Judi Dench, Tom Hughes, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Stephen Boxer, Kevin Fuller
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