NFF Now: Death of Stalin

Showings

Main TheaterThu, Mar 15 6:30 PM Event Date Passed
 
INFORMATION
Rating:R
Run Time:1hr 47min
Release Year:2018
Genre:Drama
Comedy
Category:NFF Now
Special Screenings

Description

NFF Now is a presenation of the Nantucket Film Festival, sponsored by The Inquirer & Mirror: The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.