Red Joan - RVH Film Night

Red Joan

2018 Feature – 99 mins – Cert 12A

Genre: Drama

Director: Trevor Nunn

Stars: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Alfie Allen, Kim Allen, Stephen Boxer, Olivia Buckland, Stephen Campbell Moore

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phone Lucy Matthews 01725 518695

‘Red Joan’ is adapted from Jennie Rooney’s 2013 novel of the same name, inspired by the real-life case of Melita Norwood, the scientific researcher who was in 1999 unmasked as a former Soviet spy.

Out of the blue, a respectable suburban old lady called Joan (Judy Dench) receives a visit from the Special Branch, is arrested for breaching the Official Secrets Act and taken away for questioning.

The questioning triggers extended flashback sequences to Joan as a super-bright Cambridge University physics graduate, interspersed with returns to the older Joan’s interrogation. The young Joan (Sophie Cookson), idealistic, delectable and naïve, is dazzled by worldly, sophisticated student Sonja (Tereza Srbova). Sonja is a member of an anti-war group of idealistic communist sympathisers worried about the possibility of nuclear war. Through this group Joan meets Leo (Tom Hughes), a highly active sympathiser, with whom she has a brief fling. She is later recruited to work in a secret atomic research facility and works as PA to an attractive older professor Max (Stephen Campbell Moore).

The rest, we leave until October 16th….

David Glasgow

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Doors open 7:00pm, Film 7:30 £6, Supper 9:15 £6, wine £12/bottle
Pay at the door, last bookings 1200 Sunday 13th October

Next film 20th November: TBD. We have decided not to show Bohemian Rhapsody as planned as It has now been extensively shown in the local area. Apologies to those who were looking forward to seeing it with us.