Letters From Baghdad Poster

Release Date: June 2nd, 2017

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
The story of Gertrude Bell, who helped shape Iraq's destiny following WWI.

Cast: Tilda Swinton, Michael Higgs, Eric Loscheider, Rachael Stirling, Adam Astill, Helen Ryan, Joanna David, Elizabeth Rider

Director: Zeva Oelbaum, Sabine Krayenbühl

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Between the Rivers Productions

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  • Although it would take much more than a 95 minute documentary for true enlightenment, Letters to Baghdad also helps us understand the complex political situation stemming from the gradual dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. show more

  • Swinton’s vocal performance as Bell is so vivid and absorbing it could be entered as evidence for the defense. Swinton makes Bell so compelling it’s easy to overlook what a paradoxical figure she was. show more

  • Although Bell herself is fascinating, Letters From Baghdad is less so. show more

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