PG-13 | 1 Hour 56 Minutes | Drama – Biography
Director: Mick Jackson
Writer: David Hare (screenplay), Deborah Lipstadt (book)
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall
Based on the acclaimed book “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier,” DENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Cannes Award winner Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Also starring two-time Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson, the film is directed by Emmy Award winner Mick Jackson (“Temple Grandin”) and adapted for the screen by BAFTA and Academy Award nominated writer David Hare (THE READER). Producers are Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff.
Critics Consensus: If Denial doesn’t quite do its incredible story complete justice, it comes close enough to offer a satisfying, impactful drama — and another powerful performance from Rachel Weisz.
76% of the people who saw it, enjoyed it.