In a picturesque English village, the contented retirement of Joan Stanley (Dame Judi Dench) is shattered as she’s shockingly arrested by MI5 and accused of providing intelligence to Communist Russia.
Cambridge University in the 1930s, and the young Joan (Sophie Cookson), a physics student, falls intensely in love with a young communist, Leo. Through him, she begins to see the world in a new light. Post-war and now working at a top secret nuclear research facility, Joan is confronted with the impossible: Would you betray your country and your loved ones, if it meant saving them? Inspired by extraordinary true events, Red Joan is the story of a woman to whom we perhaps all owe our freedom.
NOMINATED: People’s Choice Award – Gala Presentations, Toronto International Film Festival 2018
“A good old-fashioned British spy thriller... directed with a strong sense for character by Trevor Nunn.” – The Hollywood Reporter
- Director Trevor Nunn
- Cast Tom Hughes, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Judi Dench
- Duration 110 min
- Rating M
- Genre Drama, Thriller