‘Navalny’ Review: Speaking Truth to Power in a Corrupt System

Before Russian President Vladimir V. Putin launched his military invasion of Ukraine in February and before imprisoned opposition leader Aleksei A.

Navalny obtained a nine-year sentence extension in March, the film Navalny premiered at the online Sundance Film Festival in January.

‘Navalny’ Review: Speaking Truth to Power in a Corrupt System

International observers perceive the lawsuit against him as an attempt by the Kremlin to silence a high-profile Putin critic.

Directed by Canadian filmmaker Daniel Roher (Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band), this profile of a politician.

With the fortitude to swim against a rising totalitarian tide still plays like a crowd-pleaser, despite the recent tragic events. Navalny’s charm and wit are reminiscent of Hollywood A-listers.

First and foremost, Navalny begs Roher to add suspense to the movie. According to Navalny, if he dies, he can design a boring monument to his life.

Even with its Subject in Prison, the Documentary Plays like a Crowd-Pleaser

The documentary “Navalny,” whose subject is currently serving time in prison, nonetheless manages to be a crowd-pleaser when it premieres on CNN on Sunday and later appears on HBO Max.

The documentary is still a hit despite its controversial subject’s current location behind bars.

As is the prerogative of any good journalist, Roher has edited this call down to its essential six minutes.

Although he has not drawn attention to this, and a close comparison of the editing suggests the movie has tightened not just for time but for drama.

In his defence of the admissions, Navalny uses the password as an example of a phenomena he dubs “Moscow4”. It’s when idiots try to bring down the structure.

Roher has put together an exciting and intriguing look into Navalny and his inner circle, and that’s before the coup of hearing that phone call.


Gideon Rachman’s new book, The Age of the Strongman, makes a compelling case that cults of personality around world’s populist leaders are undermining democracy.

With Vladimir Putin, the Russian president/dictator whose true nature is on display in Ukraine, he begins with the strongman he labels “the archetypal” in the first chapter of his book.