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Denial

Year 2016
Runtime 110 mins

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.

Director
Mick Jackson
Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Christine Langan, Joe Oppenheimer, Andrew Karpen, Guy Heeley
Producer
Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff
Screenwriter
David Hare
Cinematographer
Haris Zambarloukos
Cast
Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott