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Red Joan

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Synopsis

In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley, lives in contented retirement. Her tranquil existence is shockingly shattered as she’s arrested by MI5. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history…
Cambridge University in the 1930s, and the young Joan, a demure physics student, falls intensely in love with a seductively attractive Russian saboteur, Leo. Through him, she begins to see that the world is on a knife-edge and perhaps must be saved from itself in the race to military supremacy. Post-war and now working at a top secret nuclear research facility, Joan is confronted with the impossible: would you betray your country and your loved ones, if it meant saving them? What price would you pay for peace?
Inspired by an extraordinary true story, a taut and emotional discovery of one woman’s sacrifice in the face of incredible circumstances. A woman to whom we perhaps all owe our freedom.
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2018 - Special Presentations - World premiere

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
110 mins
Director
Trevor Nunn
Producer
David Parfitt
Co-Producer
Ivan Mactaggart, Alice Dawson
Executive Producer
Ivan Mactaggart, Tim Haslam, Hugo Grumbar, Zygi Kamasa, James Atherton, Jan Pace, Kelly E Ashton, Karl Sydow
Editor
Kristina Hetherington
Screenwriter
Lindsay Shapero
Director of Photography
Zac Nicholson
Production Designer
Cristina Casali
Sound
Will Whale
Music
George Fenton
Principal Cast
Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes, Ben Miles, Tereza Sbrova, Nina Sosanya

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Last updated 28th August 2018

Production Company

Trademark Films
14A Goodwin's Court
London
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+44 (0) 20 3322 8900
mail@trademarkfilms.co.uk
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Company

Embankment Films
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