Letters From Baghdad (2016 USA/UK/France) 95 mins, Cert. PG

Screenings at 11AM & 7.30PM

Directors: Sabine Krayenbühl, Zeva Oelbaum        
Featuring: Tilda Swinton, Rose Leslie, Paul McGann

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The extraordinary Gertrude Bell was an English writer, linguist, archaeologist, diplomat and spy, with an unmatched first-hand knowledge of late 19th and early 20th century Arabia.  This fascinating documentary reveals her power and the crucial role she played in forming British policy in what is now Iraq.

The film is based on Bell’s letters – voiced by Tilda Swinton – presented via a combination of high-quality original footage and familiar actors representing key characters.

This unmissable personal and professional story provides an acute, revealing and sometimes chilling foretaste of current Middle Eastern troubles.


Here are links to a Review from The Guardian and a brief description of the making of the film from the production company.

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David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 15th June 2017

Shows start at 11.00AM, & 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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