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The Death of Stalin

Hosted by the Department of Government

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Speaker

Armando Iannucci

Armando Iannucci

Chair

Dr Jonathan Hopkin

Following a full screening of The Death of Stalin, director Armando Iannucci will take part in a Q&A based on politics in film and TV. 

In Moscow in 1953, after being in power for 30 years, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin takes ill and dies suddenly. When his body is discovered, panic ensues amongst the Council of Ministers who tussle to keep order, eliminate the competition and ultimately take power. Join us as we screen the full film The Death of Stalin, followed by a Q&A with its director, Armando Iannucci who’ll be discussing representations of politics in film and television. 

Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) is acclaimed as one of the most influential comedy writers, directors and producers in Britain. He wrote and directed the BAFTA-winning shows I’m Alan Partridge (starring Steve Coogan) and The Thick Of It, as well as fronting his own satirical shows The Friday Night Armistice for BBC 2, and The Armando Iannucci Shows for Channel 4.

Jonathan Hopkin (@jrhopkin) is Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, LSE Department of Government.

The Department of Government (@LSEGovernment) is home to some of the most internationally respected experts in politics and government; producing influential research that has a global impact on policy, and delivering world-class teaching to our students.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEIannucci

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