ARTS & CULTURE
01/21/2013 07:38 am ET Updated Jan 21, 2013

HBO Buys Pussy Riot Documentary At Sundance Film Festival

Titled Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer, the feature-length documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday (January 18). In a statement, directors Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin said they "are thrilled to be working with HBO on bringing this important story to the world".

Speaking last month (December 2012), the directors told NME that they tried to show the personal side of the Pussy Riot story. Pozdorovkin explained: "The film features footage from their trial, so you see how Pussy Riot turn it into a sort of performance. The girls really flourish and take on this role that's thrust on them. In the seventies, Russia didn't have a punk movement, so Pussy Riot is like 'God Save The Queen' for them."

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