Big Picture Show

Letters from Baghdad (2016)

Letters from Baghdad tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. She shaped the modern Middle East after World War I in ways that still reverberate today. More influential than her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia, Bell helped draw the borders of Iraq and established the Iraq Museum. Academy award winner Tilda Swinton reads from the letters of the colourful and charismatic explorer, diplomat and archaeologist who, along with TE Lawrence, shaped modern Iraq.

THE WASHINGTON POST’S Ann Hornaday SAYS: “…a mesmerizingly immersive plunge into a time, place and cultural zeitgeist that feel simultaneously far away and of the moment”.

Available: now
Rating Help: Parental Guidance (PG)
Running Time Help: 93 mins
Screening Cost Help:
Standard. Click on ? above for details - £190 and 65%

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