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Nalvany

Navalny

Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival 2022
  • Thu 18 Aug 2022
  • 4—5:40PM
  • Len Lye Cinema
  • Rating: Exempt
  • In line with current New Zealand restrictions for cinemas, conditions of entry to all Cinema screenings under the Covid-19 Protection Framework are:
  • o Face coverings to be worn
  • Booking recommended
  • As there is no allocated seating doors open 15 minutes before screenings, please come early to avoid disappointment
  • To minimise disruption no admittance to cinema 10 minutes after session starts
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • A Coded Sessions
  • Sessions starting after 5.00 pm weekdays, all weekend sessions
  • (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Full Price: $17.50
  • Film Society/Film Industry Guilds/Community Services Card/Students: $15.00
  • Senior (65+)/Child (15 and under) $13.00
  • B Coded Sessions
  • Sessions starting before 5.00 pm weekdays or of a shorter duration and others as indicated.
  • Full Price: $14.50
  • Film Society/Film Industry Guilds/Community Services Card/Students: $13.00
  • Senior (65+)/Child (15 and under) $13.00

This staggering, fly-on-the-wall portrait of the charismatic anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny, filmed in secret following an assassination attempt on his life, is one of the year’s most electrifying films.
“Navalny has a bracing, heart-racing story to tell… But it never fails to focus on the human man: funny, prickly and unimaginably brave, down to the last defiant frame.” — Leah Greenblat, Entertainment Weekly

Direct to-the-camera interviews with Navalny and his inner circle, including his courageous wife Yulia, Christo Grozev, a Bulgarian investigative journalist from the group Bellingcat, and Maria Pevchikh, the head investigator for Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, Navalny’s own investigative videos and one astounding prank phone call offer an overview of an extraordinary figure.

“Navalny… details in cogent, stressful, riveting fashion just how scared the Kremlin is of Navalny, arguably the biggest threat to Vladimir Putin’s power at home. The bulk of the film… is embedded with Navalny and his close team in their Black Forest hideout during the second half of 2020, as they unravel the assassination plot against him and prepare to go public with explosive findings… Navalny is a feast of evermore unbelievable details and a window into a movement against a state of increasingly boldfaced, demeaning lies.” — Adrian Horton, The Guardian

“[The film] draws out [Navalny’s] charisma in interviews, highlighting his leadership skills and the perilous place occupied by anyone who publicly opposes Putin in a way that makes it relatable and harrowing. There’s a poignant tragedy to the final scenes of Navalny that feels more pronounced… because of what’s now happening in Ukraine. Even after everything that Alexei Navalny exposed, he’s still behind bars… Navalny is a film that can’t find justice for its subject. But it can expose the truth.” — Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

2022 | Documentary | 98 min | Dir. Daniel Roher | In English and Russian with English subtitles

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