Citizen K

Sunday, March 1, at 10:00 am in Bruce (S208)

DIRECTOR

Alex Gibney

COUNTRY

UK / USA

RUNNING TIME

128 mins

YEAR

2019

LANGUAGE

English and Russian with English subtitles

ABOUT THE FILM

Once considered the wealthiest man in Russia, the enigmatic Mikhail Khodorkovsky rocketed to prominence in the 1990s before being arrested, imprisoned, stripped of his assets and exiled, only to become an unlikely advocate for Russian democracy and human rights. This specific yet sweeping look at post-Soviet Russia – from the perspective of a former oligarch turned anti-Putin dissident – brims with penetrating interviews with journalists, business people and legal experts. Revealing parallels between the ways both Khodorkovsky and Putin navigated modern Russia’s Wild West kleptocracy, this expertly researched nonfiction thriller was nominated for Best Documentary at the Philadelphia and Warsaw International Film Festivals.

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