Friday, February 10, 2023 at 12:00 pmYukon Arts Centre

On 20 August 2020, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny fell severely ill on a plane coming from Siberia. He was poisoned and could only be rescued within inches of his life.

The murder attempt came after years of an ever-increasing showdown between Navalny and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. In Navalny, filmmaker Daniel Roher has access to Navalny’s inner circle while he recuperates in exile in Germany, and subsequently tries to find the perpetrators. One of the many thrilling scenes in the movie is the plane ride back from Germany to Moscow, where Navalny knows the authorities will await him.

In extensive interviews, Roher dives into Navalny’s incentives and his vision for Russia, while not shying away from difficult topics—like his past alignments with extreme right nationalists. A must-see film about a charismatic leader, who is presently detained in a penal colony, and a country sliding ever more into darkness.

In English and Russian with English subtitles.

Content advisory:

some offensive language

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