San Sebastian FF

Judi Dench – Red Joan #66SSIFF

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The film tells the story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB’s longest-serving British spy.

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6 min. and 6 sec.

PODCAST| David Martos interviews Judi Dench, actress of the film Red Joan.

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We discuss with Judy Dench about how she likes her directors, getting new roles at her age and the possibility of retirement, that she heavily denies.

Red Joan: In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley, lives in contented retirement. Her tranquil existence is shockingly shattered as she’s arrested by MI5. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history… Cambridge University in the 1930s, and the young Joan, a demure physics student, falls intensely in love with a seductively attractive Russian saboteur, Leo. Through him, she begins to see that the world is on a knife-edge and perhaps must be saved from itself in the race to military supremacy. 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? What price would you pay for peace?

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  • Reporter
    David Martos
  • Guest
    Judi Dench
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Red Joan
  • Festival section
    Out of Competition
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