Poklonskaya told about 20 thousand complaints against the film “Matilda”
According to the MP, not yet released film dissatisfied, including Russian Muslims.
Moscow. 12 Feb. INTERFAX.RU — the Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Poklonskaya said that in the case of the film by Alexei Uchitel “Matilda” should not restrict creative freedom, but cannot violate the constitutional rights of citizens.
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“I was no out — neither the Director nor the crew. And what for me to contact? I’m doing my job. (…) To put in the closet and forget to say that I have not received such complaints (against output pattern in the rental — if), I don’t have neither moral nor legal rights. Here it is necessary to consider thoroughly all the questions, arguments. And in any case not to violate anyone’s rights. Not to restrict creative freedom, but not to violate the constitutional rights of citizens,” Poklonskaya told the TV channel “Russia 24” (VGTRK) on Sunday.
She noticed that her name has officially received 20 thousand appeals against the release of the film, and they keep coming, not only from Russia. The MP said the treatment of Muslims, one of the republics of the Russian Federation, the Patriotic youth organization of Serbia, one of the parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the United States.
Earlier it was reported that the organization “Christian state Holy Russia” was sent to theaters threatening letters. It says that any banner, poster, flyer, with information about hire “Matilda” will be regarded as a desire to humiliate the saints and a provocation to the “Russian Maidan.” The authors have promised to take “methods of dealing with lawlessness and madness.”
Poklonskaya said that extremist statements “certain of the unregistered organization” is invalid. “I have prepared a parliamentary inquiry to the head of the main Directorate of the center on counteraction to extremism of the interior Ministry. To verified the facts, statements, distribution of relevant leaflets”, she said.
In addition, previously the Deputy appealed to the Prosecutor General with a request to conduct a review in relation to “Matilda”. In her opinion, the film contains scenes that may offend the feelings of believers. St. Petersburg Prosecutor’s office, however, had earlier conducted an inspection and no violation of law revealed. Subsequently, the Deputy said he intends to send to the Prosecutor General repeated the request.
On 8 February, the lawyer of Alexey Uchitel, Konstantin Dobrynin told “Interfax” that on behalf of the Director was sent two statements to the Prosecutor General addressed to Yuri Chaika. One — against Orthodox organization, the second aims “to understand on what basis and for what the Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Poklonskaya distributes comments, which accuses the filmmakers of committing a number of crimes.”
In the film, the premiere of which is scheduled for October, tells of the love of Nicholas II to the ballerina Mathilde Kshesinskaia.