Friday Family Film Night: NAVALNY review


24-02-2024 • 30 mins

In which the Mister and I check out NAVALNY (2022), which we caught on the Max.  From director Daniel Roher, the film tells the story of the late Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader, lawyer and political prisoner.  The documentary follows the events a little before the lethal nerve agent poisoning during August 2020.  Having the plane he was on diverted may have led to his surviving the attempt on his life.  After being transported to Germany to get medical attention, he also delves into piecing together who was behind his assassination attempt.  Many shocking discoveries come to light and Navalny makes the decision to return back home.  The story is intercut with candid conversation where Navalny is asked what his message would be if he were to pass away before accomplishing his goals.  His answer is moving, poignant and illuminating.  This is a winner for Best Documentary Feature (2023) and is a MUST WATCH.  This film clocks in at 1 h 39 m and is rated  R.  Please note there are SPOILERS in this review.

Opening intro music: GOAT by Wayne Jones, courtesy of YouTube Audio Library

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