The life of Mikhail Gorbachev is carefully explored in Werner Herzog’s loving tribute to his old friend. Co-directed by Andre Singer, this charming film is a compilation of conversations, supplemented with historical context and rarely seen archival images. Gorbachev reflects on the infamous moments of his political career — including the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall — as well as the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of his public life. The film contemplates what might have been and blossoms into an tribute of a visionary leader who’s final chapter remains untold.
PRODUCERS: André Singer, Lucki Stipetic
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Yuri Burak
EDITOR: Michael Ellis