Navalny trailer examines Putin’s attempt to assassinate his nemesis

One of the Sundance Film Festival’s most compelling and essential documentaries was a late addition in the middle of the festival, perhaps due to fears that Putin’s thugs could destroy the virtual festival. by Daniel Roher Navalny explores the attempted assassination of Russian anti-corruption activist and former presidential candidate, Alexey Navalny. Ahead of an April 24 CNN premiere — which sadly arrives with even more relevance than its premiere just a few months ago — the first trailer has been released.

John Fink said in his review: “At the start of Daniel Roher’s alarming and essential documentary Navalny, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sits in Germany, after recovering from poisoning. When asked what message he might leave behind if killed, he resists and tells the director he’d rather this film be a thriller, half-jokingly saying “If I die, you can do a boring memory film.” The film is anything but a living piece of journalism done by CNN in secret, revealed as a mystery documentary premiere only after it kicked off at Sundance this year. Putin and Sundance have a bit of history: In 2017, hackers briefly busted the festival’s box office after the doping scandal documentary premiered Icarus. Fortunately, no such problem was reported this year.

See the trailer below.

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