Competition - Grand reportage

Influence

By Diana Neille & Richard Poplak

The British publicist, Lord Tim Bell, was a specialist in the field of restoring the reputation of shady politicians and companies with suspicious activities. By meticulously retracing his career, this striking documentary selected at the Sundance Festival paints, with the help of rare archival footage and exclusive interviews, the portrait of an unscrupulous character responsible for the politicisation of modern communication over the last 40 years. A stunning film.

Co-presented with ARTE

  • Section Competition - Grand reportage
  • Original language(s) English & Spanish
  • Subtitle(s) English & French

EconomicsFreedom & DemocracyGrassroot Movements


Director(s)
Diana Neille & Richard Poplak

Production

  • Storyscope
  • EYESTEELFILM

Rights holder

  • EYESTEELFILM

Cinematographer

  • Glauco Bermudez
  • Mark Ó Fearghaíl
Duration
90'
Year
2020
Production country
South Africa & Canada
Status
Swiss Premiere
Watch the film online

Accessible on demand from 5 to 14 March 2021
(subject to availability)

Followed by a video encounter conversation with the filmmakers