Friday May 4, 5:10 PM / Saturday May 5, 4:00 PM

The Man Who Was Too Free

Russia, 2016 (126 min.)

The story of the life of Boris Nemtsov reads like the history of Russia of the past twenty-five years. The film is built on dozens of interviews with political figures and oligarchs, who would have never found themselves in the same platform otherwise, as well as unique documentary footage of Netmtsov, and his voice is constantly heard on screen alongside other narrators. The Man Who Was Too Free is a tribute, a story about an outstanding politician who is remembered by his contemporaries as an honorable and noble man whose name will always be part of Russian history.

“Nemtsov was a hero and the hope of a young country” – Vera Krichevskaya, one of the founders of the TV Rain and 24DOC channels

“Nemtsov is a profound and powerful figure. Our fault was that many of us only became aware of this after his death” – Mikhail Fishman, the screenwriter of the film, Moscow Times editor-in-chief


Vera Krichevskaya


Masha Gotlib, Documentary Film Center

In Russian with English subtitles

Session VIII

Friday (May 4): 5:10 PM ROOM 1201
Session XI
Saturday (May 5): 4:00 PM ROOM 1201

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