The hysteria surrounding the film by Alexei Uchitel «Matilda» has reached an unprecedented intensity, said Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky. According to him, the fault is «mixed «activists»-the arsonists» who are against the picture. In this regard, he called on the police to deal with them.
The Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky commented on the growing scandal surrounding the film by Alexei Uchitel «Matilda». The statement about it appeared on the website of the Ministry of culture.
In particular, he stressed that the hysteria has reached an unprecedented intensity. The Minister recalled that we are talking about public threats, persecution of filmmakers, arson, refusal of a number of cinema chains from the rental for safety reasons.
In this regard, Medinsky has criticized the «mixed «activists»-mongers arrogantly call themselves «Orthodox». According to him, they diskreditiert state cultural policy and the Church.
«I ask the leadership of law enforcement agencies to ensure compliance with the law, strictly prevent pressure on the state and film business from the uncontrolled «activists» with their socially dangerous methods of imposing their beliefs. Please give a principled and fair assessment of their actions», — said the Minister.
He also stressed that any controversy about the film is now pointless, as it has not yet reached the cinema screens. «I personally saw the film. I will not discuss its contents are simply incorrect, while it will not be seen by the audience. But testify that there is nothing offensive nor to the memory of Nicholas II, or the history of the Russian monarchy,» said Medina.
He also recalled that the Ministry of culture issues a distribution certificate films strictly according to legal procedure. Grounds for refusal to hire «Matilda» was not, said the Minister.
September 12 United a network of cinemas «Sinema Park» and «Formula Kino» has decided not to show the film directed by Alexei Uchitel «Matilda». The company explained that may endanger visitors because of threats to theaters.
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