19 January 2021 / Annie Waite

Watch hotly tipped Coup 53 online with us

See compelling film to support the Electric Palace before 28 Feb, and bonus Q&A with Ralph Fiennes.

  • "This is big! This is going to be big!" - Werner Herzog
  • "Thrills and chills as spectacular Fiennes reveals a very British coup" - Evening Standard
  • "Like taking a swim in John le Carré’s brain" - Time Out

Sounds good, right? Watch the trailer, and find out below how you can see the film and support the Electric Palace at the same time.

How to watch Coup 53

We bring you an exciting opportunity to see a hotly tipped new film, Coup 53.

To support cinemas across the country at this difficult time during lockdown, the film is available to watch online now until 28 February, with proceeds from ticket sales going back to the Electric Palace.

To watch the film visit this special link just for our supporters and follow the instructions after clicking the 'Unlock now' button:


About Coup 53

While making a documentary about the CIA/MI6 coup in Iran in 1953, Iranian director Taghi Amirani and editor Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, The English Patient) discover never seen before archive material hidden for decades. The 16mm footage and documents not only allow the filmmakers to tell the story of the overthrow of the Iranian government in unprecedented detail, but it also leads to explosive revelations about dark secrets buried for 67 years.

Working with Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Schindler’s List, The English Patient) to help bring the lost material to life, what began as a historical documentary about four days in August 1953 turned into a live investigation, taking the filmmakers into uncharted cinematic waters. The roots of Iran's volatile relationship with America and Britain has never been so forensically and dramatically exposed.

Extra bonus footage - Ralph Fiennes and more in Q&A

Your ticket to watch Coup 53 comes with free access to bonus content! A recording of a Q&A with BAFTA-winning actor RALPH FIENNES, Oscar and BAFTA-winning editor WALTER MURCH, and director TAGHI AMIRANI. This special panel is chaired by Oscar-winning filmmaker MICHAEL MOORE. It will follow automatically after the film.

Thanks so much in advance for your support  - we hope you enjoy Coup 53 and the supporting Q&As.

Ralph Fiennes speaking to camera