November / Political populism: can the truth overcome the show?
When Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist less than a week after the Unite the Right rally in August 2017, he was already a notorious figure in Trump’s inner circle for bringing a far-right ideology into the highest echelons of American politics. Unconstrained by an official post, he became free to peddle influence as a perceived kingmaker, turning his controversial brand of nationalism into a global movement. The Brink follows Bannon, shedding light on his efforts to mobilise and unify far-right parties in order to win seats in the 2019 European Parliamentary elections. A keen manipulator of the press and a gifted self-promoter, Bannon continues to draw headlines and protests wherever he goes, feeding the powerful myth on which his survival relies.
Marie Therese Guirgis, Alison Klayman
Jeremy Bloom, Alison Klayman, Daniel Timmons, Mark Turrigiano
Brian Goetz, Marina Katz
AliKlay Productions, Claverie Films, RYOT Films
Magnolia Pictures International