Rebellion was not completed until after the Official Selection was announced on April 19. The Festival's Artistic Delegate, Thierry Frémaux, has just judged the finished version, and decided to make it part of the selection. The documentary contains testimony from several witnesses about the itinerary and death of Litvinenko, the former KGB agent who had become a critic of the regime, and who was poisoned with radioactive polonium in London. He died of radiation poisoning on November 23, 2006. "It's a very factual documentary and a memorial film, which looks at the Litvinenko case from the standpoint of who Litvinenko was, and who, in Russia, is still trying to keep a free press alive," commented Thierry Frémaux.
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