Virtual Cinema & Live Q&A: Coup 53
Wed 19 Aug 2020
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Join us on Wed 19 Aug for a virtual screening of documentary-thriller Coup 53. The screening will be accompanied by a live online Q&A with Ralph Fiennes, the film’s director Taghi Amirani and legendary editor Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, The English Patient) on Thu 20 Aug.
You will be directly supporting Studio 74 your local independent cinema the revenue will be split between the distributor and the venue.
Dir. Taghi Amirani | UK, USA, Iran | 2019 | 119 mins
This fascinating documentary-thriller follows the story of American and Britain overthrowing democracy in Iran in 1953, told in extraordinary detail using never-seen-before footage and documents. Brought to life with a unique and mesmerising performance by Ralph Fiennes.
While making a documentary about the Anglo-American coup in Iran in 1953, Iranian director Taghi Amirani and editor Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, The English Patient) discover extraordinary never seen before archive material hidden for decades. The 16mm footage and documents not only allow the filmmakers to tell the story of the overthrow of the Iranian government in unprecedented detail, but also lead to explosive revelations about dark secrets buried for 67years. What begins as a history documentary about 4 days in August 1953 turns into a live investigation, taking the filmmakers into uncharted cinematic waters.
The roots of Iran’s volatile relationship with Britain and America has never been so forensically and dramatically exposed.
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You will be directly supporting your local independent cinema the revenue will be split between the distributor and Studio 74.
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