Medvedev snubbed critics of “Matilda”, not naming the film
Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev has declared inadmissibility of prosecution of works of art, which nobody watched.
This definition encompasses the film by Alexei Uchitel “Matilda”, but the Prime Minister did not say that name.
Instead of principles, of beliefs, respect for the opinions of others and work appears aggression and intolerance, and the aggression we see. This aggression is sometimes embodied in criminal acts. It is sometimes reduced to the pursuit of the author whose work is still nobody saw.Dmitry Medvedev at the plenary session of the forum “Culture is a national priority”
The Prime Minister pointed out that “culture and art are synonymous with the diversity of our inner freedom”, called for greater tolerance and recalled that the state “ensure the realization of this freedom legislative and financial measures”.
“If we don’t want to go back in the days when culture was strictly regulated from above, we all need to consider, including officials, politicians. Generally anyone in a position of authority the person needs to suppress the temptation to explain to the artist what he needs to do,” — said Medvedev.
Attacks even before the appearance on the screens was subjected to the film by Alexei Uchitel “Matilda”. Former Prosecutor General of Crimea, the Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Poklonskaya repeatedly appealed to the Prosecutor General with a request to conduct an audit in respect of the film.
In her opinion, the film contains scenes that may offend the feelings of believers, and the film is “anti-historical forgery” aimed “at discrediting, libel and mockery of one of the most revered saints — Tsar Martyr Nicholas II and his family.” Alex’s Teacher last year said that the Prosecutor’s office has already tested the film and found there are no violations.
The movie “Matilda” dedicated to the relationship of the heir to the throne, the future Emperor Nicholas II and ballerina Matilda Kshesinskaya in the background of events of national history. In the film, played by Lars eidinger, Mikhalina Olshansky, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Yevgeny Mironov, Sergei Garmash, Danila Kozlovsky and others In Russian and foreign distribution of the film “Matilda” will be released on 26 October.