Denial TIFF
Denial TIFF

'Denial' Screenwriter Explains the Importance of Making the Historical Drama Completely Accurate

“At the beginning, it says ‘based on a true story.’ But actually that, in Hollywood, usually means, ‘we’ve taken some ingredients, we’ve recooked them, and it’s something like what happened,'” said “Denial” screenwriter David Hare. “This isn’t something like what happened. This is what happened.”

Denial,” which screened at the Toronto Film Festival, centers on the story of historian Deborah E. Lipstadt and her battle against a renowned Holocaust denier who sued her for libel. Hare, Lipstadt, director Mick Jackson, and stars Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson, and Andrew Scott talked about the movie at the Variety Studio presented by airbnb at the Toronto Film Festival.

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