In August 2020, Aleksei Navalny, Vladimir Putin's main opponent, slipped into a coma after being poisoned in Siberia. Filmmaker Daniel Roher's exclusive access to Navalny's innermost circle shows his recovery in Germany and the subsequent struggle to investigate who instructed the poisoning. Navalny is currently imprisoned in the Pokrov penal colony, 100 kilometres from Moscow. Amnesty International has reported the violation of his rights during the express judicial process that sentenced him to two and a half years in prison. Roher's camera captures moments of impact that reveal Navalny's courage to take personal risks and fight all the way in trying to expose the corruption of Putin's government. A fast-paced, shocking and revealing spy thriller.
Screening and talk with the director of the film
"Shocking documentary (...) ' Navalny' is a feast of increasingly incredible details and a window into a movement against a state of increasingly blatant and denigrating lies (...)".— Adrian Horton, The Guardian
"Essential (...) There are things worth dying for, as this moving documentary makes clear, and Navalny knows he may still have to(...)".— Phil de Semlyen, Time Out
"Disturbing film that is as sad as it is pulsating (...) Filming concluded in January 2021 (...) but the documentary remains a snapshot absolutely sinister of today's terrifying global moment".— Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter