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Citizen K

Dir: Alex Gibney
United States / United Kingdom / 2019 / 128mins

Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney turns his incisive lens on modern day Russia, through the astonishing story of oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

A born wheeler and dealer, Khodorkovsky took advantage of the chaotic dissolution of the USSR, scooping up Russia’s oil supply for a fraction of its market value. Then Putin came to power, and set about dismantling the fledgling democracy by attacking the free press and private enterprise. Unable to resist challenging Putin, Khodorkovsky paid a steep price, spending ten years in a Siberian prison.

Via a treasure trove of surprising archive and colourful interviews, Gibney tells the story of Russia’s turbulent recent history through the rise and fall (and rise again) of Khordorkovsky, now exiled in London, and attacking Putin from afar.

Book Tickets

Date: Fri 20 Dec 2019 - Sat 21 Dec 2019
Price: PEAK £9 (£7 CONCESSIONS) / OFF PEAK £5
Friday 20th December
18:30
Saturday 21st December
20:30

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.