A Russian court on Thursday slapped a $1,700 fine on a Moscow cinema which screened British comedy "The Death of Stalin" in defiance of an official ban, prompting a police raid. The film, which depicts the power struggle in the politburo...Show More Summary
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The people of Russia seem ambivalent about the recent banning of the dark British comedy “The Death of Stalin,” with about a third of respondents supporting the move, about another third opposing and the rest having no opinion. Read Full Article at RT.com
The embattled actor is no longer featured on the poster for Armando Iannucci’s “The Death of Stalin” and has been officially fired from “Transparent.” Years after being feted for his compassionate performance as transgender Maura Pfefferman on Amazon’s Transparent, Jeffrey Tambor has found himself in a state of disgrace. Read Full Story
Following his firing from Amazon’s Transparent, Jeffrey Tambor has been erased from the movie poster for The Death of Stalin. In a move not unlike what Stalin would’ve actually done, Tambor (who plays Deputy General Secretary Georgy Malenkov) has been disappeared from a new poster for the Armando Iannucci–directed comedy, ... More »
Armando Iannucci already has his Death of Stalin follow-up planned. The Veep creator will next helm a David Copperfield movie movie that updates the classic Charles Dickens novel in present day. And now Iannucci has his leading man: Dev Patel. Show More Summary
Armando Iannucci, the creator of Veep, answers questions about satire in the time of Trump and his new film, The Death of Stalin.
The decision came after Moscow police visited Pioner Theater, which had defied an official government ban on the British satire 'Death of Stalin.'
How do you make the brutal life and miserable death of Stalin into one of the funniest films of the year? Ask Veep creator Armando Iannucci, who has done just that with The Death of Stalin, which premiered at TIFF before taking a Sundance bow this weekend. Show More Summary
A ‘morality council’ should be set up to decide which movies are allowed in Russian cinemas, considering the ‘infowar’ being waged against the country, an MP said, amid the scandal over black comedy film ‘The Death of Stalin’. Read Full Article at RT.com
The BBC reports that the 'authorities' in Russia have banned Armando Iannucci's new comedy 'The Death of Stalin'. Now this must seem incredible to those of us in the UK who laughed their heads off at 'The Thick of It" Iannucci's satirical TV series which was loosely based on the last (New) Labour Government. Show More Summary
Move follows criticism that the British-French production made a mockery of Russia's history
Armando Iannucci's The Death of Stalin has been pulled in Russia ahead of its release after it was criticized by Russian authorities. The film was due to be released in Russian theaters this week by local distributor Volga Film after it received an 18+ certificate. Show More Summary
Russia's culture ministry on Tuesday withdrew permission for the release of British film "The Death of Stalin" later this week after officials and top arts figures labelled it offensive and "extremist". Armando Iannucci's comedy, which...Show More Summary
A black comedy about the death of Joseph Stalin has been pulled from cinema schedules in Russia just days before it was due for release, after several members of a State Duma committee said it contained “elements of extremism.” Read Full Article at RT.com
The Death of Stalin actors Andrea Reisborough and Jason Issacs revealed at the Sundance Film Festival who they’d play if their writer-director Armando Iannucci made a movie about Trump. ... More »
Armando Ianucci delivers his nastiest comedy yet. Read more...
"You're not even a person; you're a testicle!" "The Death of Stalin" is finally getting a U.S. release in March. The political satire comes from Armando Iannucci, creator of HBO's "Veep," and the other brilliant satires "In the Loop" and "The Thick of It." He's a genius. Show More Summary