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The Case

VERA KRICHEVSKAYA
Russia, 2019
108 minutes, Color
Official website

In Person: Director Vera Krichevskaya

The Case is about the rise and fall of Anatoly Sobchak, the first mayor of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) and the political mentor of Vladimir Putin. The documentary was made by Ksenia Sobchak, the daughter of Anatoly Sobchak, and the film director Vera Krichevskaya. Sobchak co-wrote the script and did most of the interviews, including those with her mother, Federation Council member (senator) Lyudmila Narusova, and President Vladimir Putin. Ksenia Sobchak is a protagonist in the documentary and describes the film as an attempt to reconstruct the events of the last 10 years of her father's life when she was just a child. She tries to explain why pro-democracy activist Sobchak brought Vladimir Putin, a KGB officer, into power and why Boris Yeltsin chose Putin as his successor. The film uncovers the events of the power succession, special agent Putin's operation, and Sobchak's pivotal role in it. —Various Sources

In Russian with English subtitles


Friday, April 26
6:00 PM
$14.00
Saturday, April 27
6:00 PM
$14.00