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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Risk

Fortnight 2016, Feature film, 1h37

Synopsis

The Oscar-winning director of Citizenfour turns her camera on another controversial figure, WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, in this immersive documentary, which continues Poitras’ courageous examination of voices who question authority in an era of ever-increasing surveillance and state secrecy.

Director

Laura Poitras

Laura Poitras is a filmmaker, journalist and artist. Citizenfour, the third part of her post-9/11 trilogy, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Astro Noise, her first solo exhibition was recently shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, featuring immersive installations and new work. Her reporting on NSA mass surveillance based on Edward Snowden’s disclosures shared in a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

Jacob Appelbaum
Julian Assange
Sarah Harrison

Image
Laura Poitras, Kirsten Johnson

Editing
Melody London

Production
Praxis Films, Inc.
205 Hudson St, Ste 1004
10013 New York – États-Unis
T : +1 212 268 0218
studio@praxisfilms.org
http://praxisfilms.org

Coproduction
Praxis Films Berlin GmbH (Allemagne)

Ventes à l’étranger / Foreign sales
Submarine
197 Grand Street 6W
10013 New York – États-Unis
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josh@submarine.com
http://submarinedeluxe.com/

Presse / Publicist
France
Martin Marquet
T : +1 310 927 5789
martin.marquet@me.com

U.S.A.
Ryan Werner
T : +1 917 254-7653
rtwerner@me.com

Internationale
Claudia Tomassini
claudiatomassini & associates
T: +49 173 2055794
claudia@claudiatomassini.com
www.claudiatomassini.com

Press release

EXTRAITS

“Risk est un objet passionnant” – Libération
“Laura Poitras, sur écoute, à l’écoute” – Le Monde
“Un portrait fascinant de Julian Assange et de WikiLeaks” – Première
“An insightful portrait” – The Hollywood Reporter
” A tense and elegant atmosphere of a John le Carré spy novel” – Indiewire
“Electrifying moments”- The Guardian
“The Wikileaks process from the inside.” – Los Angeles Time
“(Laura Poitras) shoots Assange and co as if they’re the stars of a conspiracy thriller” – Telegraph
Laura Poitras interview – Screen Daily