"[Dench] delivers a typically sterling performance, gradually unveiling subtle layers to Joan as we learn the truth of her actions" – dogandwolf.com
★★★★ – Far Out Magazine
Based on the sensational true story of the ‘Granny Spy’, Judi Dench plays octogenarian Joan Stanley – arrested by the police under suspicion of being a Soviet Spy during her time working as a British civil servant in the years following World War II.
Interviewed by two police officers and accompanied by her shocked son, Joan remembers her time at Cambridge University where she first met and fell for Russian Jew and fiery Communist Leo (Tom Hughes).
Terrified by the activities of the world’s global superpowers, Joan becomes determined to see what one woman can do to halt their rush to mutually assured destruction.
Dir: Trevor Nunn
Cast: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson
UK 2018, 110mins