The Death of Stalin screening at the Kirkgate, Cockermouth

A film that combines comedy, drama, pathos and political manoeuvring, with an outstanding cast including Jeffrey Tambour, Jason Isaacs, Simon Russell Beale and Andrea Riseborough.

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.

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 (The Thick of It, In the Loop, Veep)

“Punchy, raucous, savagely smart screen comedy” - The Times

An audacious comedy of horrors, the film has the feel of a bad dream you find yourself not wanting to wake up from” - Financial Times

TICKETS

Full price: £6
Concessions (u18/students): £5