Coup 53

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Showings

Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Virtual Cinema
Tags:Documentary
History
Culture & Society
War
Politics
Release Year:2019
Runtime:119 min
Country/Region:United Kingdom
USA
Iran
Festivals & Awards:MSPIFF39 Redefined - Official Selection
Vancouver International Film Festival - Most Popular Int'l Documentary
Milan Int'l Film Festival - Best Documentary
Language:English
Persian
Italian
French
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Amirani Media
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSK6wdqo0xY
Cast/Crew
Director:Taghi Amirani
Executive Producer:Gerry Ohrstrom
Neda Nobari
Jon Wilcox
Producer:Paul Zaentz
Taghi Amirani
Co-Procuder: Amir Amirani
Ahmad Kiarostami
Cinematographer:Chris Morphet
Taghi Amirani
Claudia Raschke
Screenwriter:Walter Murch
Taghi Amirani
Editor:Walter Murch
Composer:Robert Miller
Principal Cast:Ralph Fiennes

Description

MSP Film Presents Virtual Cinema!

Your ticket purchase directly benefits MSP Film Society during these challenging times, thank you!


Transatlantic Premiere Screening on August 19th, the 67th anniversary of the CIA/MI6 coup in Iran.

A ticket for the Transatlantic Premiere Screening also includes an exclusive Q+A with Ralph Fiennes, Walter Murch and Taghi Amirani which will be available on August 20.

WATCH AND SUPPORT MSP FILM - ENDS SEPTEMBER 16

After this content becomes available August 19th at 6:00 pm CDT, you'll have 24 hours to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 24 hours to finish watching.


Two Week Virtual Cinema Theatrical Engagement Starts Friday, August 21.

About the Film

While making a documentary about the CIA/MI6 coup in Iran in 1953, Iranian director Taghi Amirani and editor Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The Conversation,The English Patient) discover never seen before archive material hidden for decades. The 16mm footage and documents not only allow the filmmakers to tell the story of the overthrow of the Iranian government in unprecedented detail, but it also leads to explosive revelations about dark secrets buried for 67 years. Working with Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Schindler’s List, The English Patient) to help bring the lost material to life, what began as a historical documentary about four days in August 1953 turned into a live investigation, taking the filmmakers into uncharted cinematic waters. The roots of Iran's volatile relationship with America and Britain has never been so forensically and dramatically exposed.


Press / Accolades

“This is big. This is going to be big!” - Werner Herzog

"[P]assionate and fearless... will enthrall documentary and history geeks" - Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

“[A]s compelling as a John Le Carre novel or a Costa-Gavras classic” - Allen Hunter, Screen Daily


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