Joan Stanley is a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when, shockingly, the British Secret Service places her under arrest. The charge: providing classified scientific information - including details on the building of the atomic bomb - to the Soviet government for decades. As the interrogation gets underway, Joan relives the dramatic events that shaped her life and her beliefs.
“WHEN THE FILM FOCUSES ON THE CHARACTERS IN THE PAST, IT BUILDS A DRIVING THRILLER TENSION”
- Cate Marquis, We Are Movie Geeks
“LINDSEY SHA[IRO HAS CAPTURED AN INTRIGING PIECE OF HIDDEN HISTORY, SHOWCASING WOMEN’S STRENGTHS AND THE OVERLOOKED ROLES THEY PLAYED DURING THE WORL’DS MOST TURUBLENT TIMES OF WAR”
- Tiffany Tchobanian, Metacritic
"JUDI DENCH SHOWS RANGE IN ‘RED JOAN,’ PORTRAYING A COMPLETE IDIOT"
Directed by Trevor Nunn
Written by Lindsay Shapero (screenplay), Jennie Rooney (novel)
Starring Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore
Runtime: 1h 41min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Rated: PG: sexually suggestive scene; nudity; violence