Emmet Ryan: Icarus and the benefits of good timing
Bryan Fogel's documentary, about the Russian sports doping programme has taken the world by storm, writes Emmet Ryan
Bryan Fogel always planned on making a documentary, just not the one he ended up doing. Icarus, which is drawing not so much rave reviews as a bunch of people posting the word 'wow' on social media, wasn't mean to be about the bigger story.
Fogel, a film-maker with a passion for cycling, wanted to make a movie about the impact of doping on performance. So far, so conventional. Fogel's decision to make himself the...
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