"Red Joan" - espionage drama film in Buriton village hall

Joan Stanley is a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when, shockingly, the British Secret Service places her under arrest ...

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.

A tense thriller, flipping back and forth between Joan’s younger years as the mystery of her involvement in subterfuge becomes more apparent. 

Gripping from the off, with Judi Dench’s glamour-less appearance intended to sway audiences when contrasted against Sophie Cookson’s portrayal of Joan in her younger years. 

Solid acting, deft screen adaptation, evocative cinematography and an original score from George Fenton … 

Films are shown in Buriton Village Hall near Petersfield at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm).

Glasses of wine and soft drinks are available and there is usually an interval during which ice creams can be obtained.

Tickets cost £5 each - having the exact money is very helpful.