PREVIEW: The Death of Stalin

A funny film about politics in a foreign country, laden with social and political commentary? You’ve got me hooked.

Directed by Armando Iannucci, and with actors Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, and Jeffrey Tambor, The Death of Stalin is described as a “political satire comedy” about the power vacuum that occurred in the time after Joseph Stalin died. This film takes a series of terrible events (and people) and makes them funny!

Interestingly, The Death of Stalin has been banned in Russia and other former members of the Soviet Union. I am very curious to see how this relates to the current talk about Russia in the United States, and how the film portrays Russia.

This movie is based off a French play, and was shown at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

Now playing at the Michigan Theater! Student tickets are $8 or $7 for a matinee.

Olivia Brinks

I enjoy exploring social and environmental issues through art. I also love sunshine, classical music, blood oranges, and walking to new coffee shops. I can wiggle my ears and plants are my spirit animal.

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