A Bitter Taste of Freedom

As an investigative reporter for Novaya Gazeta, Anna Politkovskaya was sometimes the only person who gave voice to the victims of Putin’s regime. In 2006 she was murdered outside her home in Moscow. In Marina Goldovskayas film on Politkovskaya, politics is not the main focus, but the state is always present as an ominous background. After her death the drama continues with family and friends, who each in their own way add details to the portrait of the film’s main character. They all live in the shadow of the dead Anna and those who took her life and still walk free.