Verve Pictures and Between The Rivers Productions are delighted to announce that their documentary LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD, about the extraordinary life and times of Gertrude Bell with Tilda Swinton featuring as her voice, will be released in UK cinemas from 21st April 2017.
Having premiered in the UK at the BFI London Film Festival 2016, LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD is the story of a true original - Gertrude Bell - sometimes called the female Lawrence of Arabia. Voiced and executive produced by Academy award winning actor Tilda Swinton, the film tells the dramatic story of this British spy, explorer and political powerhouse. LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. She shaped the destiny of Iraq after World War I in ways that still reverberate today. More influential than her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia, why has she been written out of the history she helped make?