Purbeck Film Festival: Red Joan
Over 65 films showcasing the very best of cinema.
Red Joan (2018) A based-on-a-true-story spy thriller the film’s conventional approach is sneakily absorbing as it toggles between two separate eras. Trevor Nunn’s period melodrama begins its story by introducing us to the 80-something Joan Stanley. She lives a quiet life in a British suburb and tends to the cookie-cutter demands of her uneventful days in the early 2000s. Except this simple old woman doesn’t seem to be all that ordinary—soon enough, the British Secret Service pulls her out of her quiet retirement and arrests her on the grounds of treason. But did she really commit those crimes and give away Britain’s secrets to the Russians as a KGB spy in the 1930s?
Director: Trevor Nunn Starring: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore
UK | Rating 12A
Purbeck Film Festival: Supported by the BFI and its South West Regional Hub the Purbeck Film Festival aims to provide a rich variety of cinematic experiences across a rural area which does not have easy access to foreign language, independent and classic films.