Red Joan

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Certificate: 12A
Length: 101 mins
Director: Trevor Nunn
Cast: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Alfie Allen

There is a subtitled screening of this film on 16th May Find out more

Eighty-year-old Joan (Judi Dench) is beyond anyone’s suspicion when she is arrested for treason, accused of having passed state secrets to the KGB for forty years.

We watch as her younger self (Sophie Cookson) becomes involved with Communist factions at university, connections that only become more complex as she starts working on the nuclear weapons programme.

Based on a true story, this is a pertinent tale of the risks we take when we marginalise and underestimate women, as well as grippingly spun story of spy intrigue.

“Uneven it may be, Red Joan still emanates a memorable essence, one that’s refreshingly and believably feminine.” –

“A taut old-school thriller with a modern heroine.” – The Hollywood Reporter