Best known for The Bodyguard, 73-year-old Bristol University Drama Department graduate Mick Jackson‘s first major feature since disaster flick Volcano back in 1997 marks something of a return to his more political TV work, such as A Very British Coup and, perhaps more pertinently, courtroom drama Indictment: The McMartin Trial.
Adapted by David Hare from Deborah E. Lipstadt‘s book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, it casts Rachel Weisz as Lipstadt and Timothy Spall as historian David Irving, who sued her for libel when she branded him a Holocaust denier. Given that the burden of proof is on the defendant in English libel law, Lipstadt’s only chance of winning the case is to demonstrate in court that Irving knew he was lying in claiming that the Holocaust did not occur. Go here for our full review.
November 29, 2017
- 8:00 pm