Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas (12A)

One of Atwood's handmaiden in inverted colours

On the eve of the highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, an exclusive live cinema broadcast of Margaret Atwood in conversation.

This September, the wait is over... The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor, broadcast live to cinema.

The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression.

Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.  Special guest, actor Lily James, joins Atwood and Ahmed on stage.

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