Armando Iannucci at IFFR
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) finally makes it onto the big screen as an action movie antihero. In this side-splitting, highly British hijacking drama, Partridge acts as media spokesman for a fellow DJ who has been sacked. In the true spirit of radio, they stay on the air throughout the hijacking.
The Death of Stalin
When Joseph Stalin had a stroke in March 1953, the political court of the Red Tsar flew into a blind panic. The unprincipled struggle for power that ensued is sharply sketched by Armando Iannucci (I’m Alan Partridge, Veep) and a choice selection of top English-speaking actors in a pitch-black, hilarious and timeless political satire. Closing Film IFFR 2018.