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Citizen K

Alex Gibney
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10.10. / Saturday, 22:00 - 00:00 Ticket

Oscar winning director Alex Gibney’s revelatory Citizen K is an intimate yet sweeping look at post-Soviet Russia from the perspective of the enigmatic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oligarch turned political dissident. Benefitting from the chaos that ensued after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R., Khodorkovsky was able to amass a fortune in financing and oil production and become the richest man in Russia. But when he accused the new Putin regime of corruption, Khodorkovsky was arrested, his assets were seized and, following a series of show trials, he was sentenced to more than ten years in prison. Today, as an exile living in London, he continues to speak out against Putin’s two-decade stranglehold on power. Gibney uses Khodorkovsky’s story as a way to explore the complex interplay between oligarchy and government and its destructive effect on democracy, in Russia and beyond.


Alex Gibney

Alex Gibney, born in 1953, is an American producer and director, the founder of Jigsaw Productions. The winner of Oscar, Emmy and Grammy awards, he is known as the producer of financially most successful documentaries of all times – Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2006) and Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), which won an Academy Award in 2008. His films Casino Jack and The United States Of Money (2010), Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream (2012), The Armstrong Lie (2012), Zero Days (2016) and No Stone Unturned (2017) were screened at ZagrebDox festival.

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Citizen K

Great Britain, USA
2019, 128'

Directed by:
Alex Gibney

Screenplay by:
Alex Gibney

Mark Garrett, Denis Sinyakov

Edited by:
Michael J. Palmer

Robert Logan, Ivor Guest

Alex Gibney, John Battsek, P.J. van Sandwijk, George Chignell, Erin Edeiken, Ted Hope

Produced by:
Jigsaw Productions, Passion Pictures, Storyteller Productions

Festivals & Awards:

Venice Film Festival 2019; IDFA 2019; Toronto International Film Festival 2019; BFI London Film Festival 2019; Hamptons International Film Festival 2019; Philadelphia Film Festival 2019; Warsaw International Film Festival 2019; Tromsø International Film Festival 2019; Cork Film Festival 2019; Sedona International Film Festival 2019; Phoenix Film Festival 2020; Docville 2020


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