• Letters From Baghdad (2017)

Letters From Baghdad

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Tricia OlszewskiTheWrap

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

  • 88
    Mark FeeneyBoston Globe

    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

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    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

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