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52nd edition


Fortnight 2016, Feature film, 1h37


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.


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

Laura Poitras, Kirsten Johnson

Melody London

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Press release


“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