UK, USA, Germany, 2019, 112 mins.
DIRECTOR: Gavin Hood
WITH: Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans
We are delighted to be opening the festival at The Light with Gavin Hood’s Official Secrets, starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Indira Varma, and Rhys Ifans.
In 2003, as politicians in Britain and the US angle to invade Iraq, GCHQ translator Katharine Gun leaks a classified e-mail that urges spying on members of the UN Security Council to force through the resolution to go to war. Charged with breaking the Official Secrets Act, and facing imprisonment, Katharine and her lawyers set out to defend her actions. With her life, liberty and marriage threatened, she must stand up for what she believes in…
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