Magazine article Screen International

Sky, Now TV Set UK Dates for Oliver Stone's Vladimir Putin Doc

Magazine article Screen International

Sky, Now TV Set UK Dates for Oliver Stone's Vladimir Putin Doc

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EXCLUSIVE: Sky will broadcast all access doc in mid-June.

Sky Atlantic and Now TV have nabbed UK rights to Oliver Stone's upcoming documentary on Vladimir Putin.

Over the past two years Stone (Platoon) has been granted unprecedented access to the professional and personal worlds of the Russian president.

The interviews, produced for Showtime, will be broadcast on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV as a four-part special between Tuesday 13 - Friday 16 June, at 2am GMT.

Showtime will air in the US on Monday, June 12, at 9 pm eastern time.

For the series, Stone, with the help of his longtime documentary producer Fernando Sulichin, interviewed the Russian leader more than a dozen times, most recently in February following the US presidential elections.

Since first becoming Russian president in 2000, Putin has rarely spoken at length or in detail to a western interviewer.

During the wide-ranging discussions, the leader confronts the increasingly fragile relations between the US and Russia today, including his views on president Donald Trump and allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, NATO, and turmoil in Syria, Ukraine and elsewhere. …

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