Red Joan

Director: Trevor Nunn Run Time: 101 min. Rating: Not rated Release Year: 2019

Starring: Alfie Allen, Ben Miles, Freddie Gaminara, Hasan Dixon, Judi Dench, Kevin Fuller, Kim Allen, Laurence Spellman, Olivia Buckland, Robin Soans, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Boxer, Stephen Campbell Moore, Steve Hillman, Tereza Srbova, Tom Hughes

Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) 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 she is interrogated, Joan relives the dramatic events that shaped her life and beliefs: her student days at Cambridge, where she excelled at physics while challenging deep-seated sexism; her tumultuous love affair with a dashing political radical (Tom Hughes); and the devastation of World War II, which inspired her to risk everything in pursuit of peace.