Voted a Top 10 Audience Favourite of the Festival
In this riveting true story, a historian (Oscar® winner Rachel Weisz, THE LOBSTER) goes to battle with a well-known Holocaust denier (Timothy Spall, MR. TURNER). Acclaimed historian and author Deborah Lipstadt is one of America’s most well-regarded experts on the Holocaust. When she publicly criticizes Holocaust-denier David Irving, he sues her for libel – in the United Kingdom, where the burden of proof falls on the accused. What follows is a high-profile court case centering on whether or not Deborah and a team of lawyers can prove that the Holocaust happened.
A suspenseful drama with powerful performances, DENIAL was adapted to the big screen by David Hare, known for THE HOURS and THE READER. In today’s media-driven era of instant judgment, it is a prescient tale of doubt and prejudice.