Red Joan is a 2018 British spy drama film directed by Trevor Nunn.
Starring Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes, Judi Dench, Ben Miles, Tereza Srbova, Laurence Spellman, Freddie Gaminara, Nina Sosanya, Stephen Boxer and others.
IFC Films on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 released the trailer:
Red Joan ft. Judi Dench - Official Trailer I HD I IFC Films.
Red Joan is based on a novel of the same name written by Jennie Rooney, which was itself inspired by the life of Melita Norwood. Norwood worked at the British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association as a secretary and supplied the Soviet Union with nuclear secrets. The materials that Norwood betrayed to the USSR hastened the pace at which the Soviets developed nuclear bomb technology. Cookson is the young Joan Stanley studying physics at Cambridge. She became involved with Communists and radical politics through her friend Sonya (Tereza Srbova) and Leo (Tom Hughes), a German Jew. Her story, which reaches as far back as 1938, is recalled in flashbacks as Joan in old age is questioned by the Special Branch. The questioning reveals that Joan was not actively supporting communism, but was more concerned about "leveling the playing field" to maintain peace in the postwar world.
The film Red Joan was scheduled to be released on September 7, 2018 (TIFF), on April 19, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on July 4, 2019 (Germany) by Lions Gate Entertainment, Lionsgate UK, Transmission, Best Film, CDI Films, Cinéart, Entertainment One, IFC Films, Mongrel Media, Shaw Organisation, Vision Distribution, Weird Wave, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, L'Atelier d'Images, NOS Audiovisuais and Universal Pictures.
The duration of the film is 101 minutes. The film grossed over $9.8 million.
The film Red Joan is rated with "R" rating.
Red Joan got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film.
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