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Armando Iannucci to attend Göteborg Film Festival with The Death of Stalin

Iannucci will attend the festival with The Death of Stalin, a relentlessly entertaining satire about the power struggle within the Communist Party after Stalin’s death. The impressive all-star cast includes names such as Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough and Jason Isaacs, among others

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3 Feb, 2020

BAFTA- and Emmy award-winning writer and director Armando Iannucci will attend the 41st Göteborg Film Festival with his critically acclaimed The Death of Stalin. The film will screen as part of the International Competition, a new competitive section whose winner will be voted for by Göteborg Film Festival’s audience.

Armando Iannucci is one of the greatest contemporary political satirists working in film and television today. His work on celebrated TV shows such as Veep and The Thick of It have earned him a Primetime Emmy Award and multiple BAFTAs. In 2010, his screenplay for In the Loop, which he also directed, was nominated at the Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Iannucci will attend Göteborg Film Festival between the 29th and 31st of January with The Death of Stalin, a relentlessly entertaining satire about the power struggle within the Communist Party after Stalin’s death. The impressive all-star cast includes names such as Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough and Jason Isaacs, among others.

Armando Iannucci will also be the opening speaker at this year’s TV Drama Vision on the 31st of January during the festival’s Nordic Film Market.

The Death of Stalin is the first title to be announced in Göteborg Film Festival’s new International Competition, which will feature a selection of 20 international films. The winner will be determined by Göteborg Film Festival’s audience, and will receive the Dragon Award Best International Film as well as a cash prize of SEK 50,000 (approximately 5,000 Euros).

The Dragon Award Best International Film is presented in collaboration with the Swedish newspaper Göteborgs-Posten.

Photo: Matt Crockett

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