"The Death of Stalin"

Saw "The Death of Stalin" last night. Both laugh-out-loud hilarious and gasp-inducingly dark. The wonderful cast tear into their parts with gleeful relish, but special mention must go to Andrea Riseborough (always brilliant) who provides an essential and moving emotional anchor to the story and through whose eyes we observe the ridiculousness of the alpha (and not-so-alpha) male power struggles going on around her.  The attached interview with the director/writer Iannucci is very interesting. I love this line which I can most certainly related to:  "Everyone thinks they’re a child in a world of adults and then you realise, actually, it’s lots of big children.”

 

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