On Wednesday 22nd June 2011, we will be joined by director Cyril Tuschi, for a screening of 'Khodorkovsky.'
A lot more entertaining than any serious investigative documentary has any right to be, German director Cyril Tuschi's film on the affair of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Russian oligarch imprisoned for the past eight years, is part journalistic primer on the case and part Boys’ Own adventure. The director travels the world interviewing an impressive array of friends, relatives, colleagues and politicians - but, unsurprisingly, no Russian politicians. No traditional documentarist. Tuschi starts out from a different question than most people ask: not "why was Mikhail Khodorkovsky arrested?" but "why did Mikhail Khodorkovsky allow himself to be arrested?".
After the screening, audience members will have the chance to discuss the film with director Cyril Tuschi, in a Q & A hosted by journalist Amanda Palmer.