Armando Iannucci’s (In the Loop, Veep) new satire – depicting the last days of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and the subsequent chaos of his regime – is stuffed with acting talent, including Steve Buscemi, Rupert Friend, Steve Buscemi and Jason Isaacs. Like Iannucci’s other work, it promises to be relentlessly funny, acerbic and intelligent and to offer comment on contemporary, as well as historical politics.
Andy Serkis’s feature directorial debut stars Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) and Claire Foy (The Crown) in an inspirational true story. Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio in Africa. Against all advice, his wife (Foy) brings him home from hospital where her devotion and determination transcends his disability.