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Letters from Baghdad (PG)

Letters from Baghdad (PG)


Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day, shaped the destiny of Iraq after WWI in ways that still reverberate today.

The critical consensus

Lovely archive footage of Middle-Eastern tribal cultures can’t save the uninspired storytelling.

Eve Watling, Little White Lies, 20/04/2017

Tilda Swinton reads from the letters of the colourful and charismatic explorer, diplomat and archeologist who, along with TE Lawrence, shaped modern Iraq.

****(*)Leslie Felperin, The Guardian, 21/04/2017

Where and when?

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Tuesday April 25, 2017, until Thursday April 27, 2017. More info:

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Friday June 2, 2017, until Thursday June 8, 2017. More info:

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