Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

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    Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

    Pokazatelnyy protsess: Istoriya Pussy Riot

    Directed by

    • Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin

    Russia, United Kingdom

    2013

    91 min

    • English
    • Russian

    Documentary

    Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond – three young artists or the society they live in? Filmed over the course of six months, this film tells the incredible story of three young women: Nadia, Masha and Katia.

    Awards

    • Special Jury Prize - Sundance FF
    • Best Documentary - British Independent Film Awards

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Mariya Alyokhina
    Ekaterina Samutsevich
    Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
    Andrey Tolokonnikov
    Cinematography
    Antony Butts
    Editing
    Esteban Uyarra
    Music
    Simon Russell
    Sales
    GOLDCREST FILMS
    Production
    ROAST BEEF TV

    Press

    Mike  Lerner

    Mike Lerner

    United Kingdom

    Mike Lerner has been producing arts, travel and popular culture documentaries for twenty years. He has produced films in many countries form the Middle East to South America and from Central Asia to the Far East. He has made films for BBC, Channel Four, Five, ITV, Discovery and Travel Channel; the subjects include Picasso, Turkmenbashi, The Sistine Chapel, Hawkwind and Afghanistan.

    Maxim Pozdorovkin

    Maxim Pozdorovkin

    USA

    Maxim Pozdorovkin is an award-winning filmmaker, based in New York City. His most recent film, OUR NEW PRESIDENT, premiered at Sundance 2018. His documentary PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER premiered at the Sundance 2013 where it won a Special Jury Award. Maxim holds a PhD from Harvard University and is currently an artist fellow at Harvard's Society of Fellows.

    Selected Filmography