LFF First Looks: The Armstrong Lie

Lance Armstrong.  Lying means never having to say you're sorry.

Lance Armstrong. Lying means never having to say you’re sorry.

 

In my second London Film Festival preview, the spotlight falls on the documentary, The Armstrong Lie, which investigates the downfall of cyclist Lance Armstrong.

A contender in the LFF’s Documentary Competition, this comes from award-winning director Alex Gibney, who had to abandon an uplifting film on Armstrong’s return to the Tour de France in 2009 when the doping scandal erupted.  But the footage didn’t go to waste: it gave him the basis for this attempt to understand how Armstrong could deceive so many – himself included.  Find out if he succeeds in my review for Filmoria – http://www.filmoria.co.uk/2013/09/armstrong-lie-review/

 

For more on the London Film Festival, go to http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff

 

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