COUP 53 (120 NR)
VIRTUAL CINEMAPOLIS SCREENINGS BEGIN 8/28
3 day rental available for $12
What is virtual cinema?
The story of the 1953 Anglo – American coup in Iran that overthrew the democratically elected Prime Minister Mossadegh and reinstalled the Shah. Featuring never seen before archive which had been hidden for decades. While making a documentary about the Anglo – American coup in Iran in 1953, Iranian director Taghi Amirani and editor Walter Murch discover extraordinary never seen before archive material hidden for decades. The 16mm footage and documents not only allow the filmmakers to tell the story of the overthrow of the Iranian government in unprecedented detail, but also lead to explosive revelations about dark secrets buried for 67 years.
Director: Taghi Amirani
Writers: Taghi Amirani, Walter Murch
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Walter Murch, Taghi Amirani
“Watching this thrilling, energetic doc feels like taking a swim in John le Carré’s brain.”
–Dave Calhoun, Time Out