Programme 2019

The Report

Director: Scott Z. Burns

fiction

Asia Premiere

Section: World Cinema

Country: USA | Year: 2018

Language(s): English | Time: 118 mins

Synopsis

Senate staffer Daniel Jones leads the daunting task of investigating the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. He learns about “enhanced interrogation techniques”—proven to be brutal, immoral, and ineffective—that the CIA adopted after 9/11. When Jones and the Senate Intelligence Committee attempt to release the results from his investigation, the CIA and White House go to great lengths to prevent the truth from getting out.

Director's Bio

Scott Z. Burns is a filmmaker and playwright. He produced An Inconvenient Truth (2006) and executive produced An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017), wrote The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The Informant! (2009), Contagion (2011), and Side Effects (2013), directed Pu-239 (2006) and The Report. Burns also wrote the screenplay for The Laundromat (2019) which premiered at the Venice Film Festival.