Magazine article Screen International

Roast Beef to Tell the Story of Pussy Riot

Magazine article Screen International

Roast Beef to Tell the Story of Pussy Riot

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Roast Beef Productions, the UK indie behind Afghan Star, is working on a feature doc about Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot.

The group achieved international fame when three members were arrested after performing in a Moscow Cathedral as part of a stunt against Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

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Show Trial: The Story Of Pussy Riot

The film, from producer/director Mike Lerner, has the working title Show Trial: The Story Of Pussy Riot. The BBC is involved in the project, which Goldcrest will be selling.

Executive producer Havana Marking revealed details of the doc, which is currently being edited, during IDFA this week.

"It's the story of the trial, the women behind it, who they are, what they do and why they do it," Marking explained.

Lerner reportedly had full access to the Pussy Riot members.

"Mike Lerner saw a paragraph about Pussy Riot before anyone had even realized it was controversial in Russia. …

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