The Death of Stalin stars Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Toby Kebbell, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Andrea Riseborough, Adrian McLoughlin, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs and Paul Whitehouse, among others. A cast which is a testament to the standing of its director, Armando Iannucci, in the comedy world. Iannucci is the British creator of Veep and the film is political satire set against the historical backdrop of the Soviet dictator’s demise. The HFPA’s Ramzi Malouki was at the TIFF premiere.