The HBO documentary "Pussy Riot: a Punk Prayer" try to be very clear about something: Pussy Riot are good; Putin is bad. The only problem... we all already knew that. It failed on going deeper in the band as political activists. Everything seem treat in a superficial way. The best moments are related to interviews with their parents and with some members of the Russian Orthodox Church (one of them call one of the women "a devil with a brain") but the documentary doesn't say so much about one of the most visible freedom of speech violations of the recent years, or about the fight of these group of women against an oppressive regime. So the good thing is that we finally get a documentary about the Pussy Riot. The bad thing... it's not the documentary we were expecting.
Pussy Riot: a Punk Prayer (2013)
Directing by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin
Available now on HBO GO.