“The apotheosis of banality”: the Russian Orthodox Church said that have watched “Matilda”
MOSCOW, may 2 — RIA Novosti. In the Russian Orthodox Church have watched the film by Alexei Uchitel “Matilda”, it represents “the apotheosis of vulgarity”, said the head of the Department for external Church relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev).
“I saw him. And I told Alexei Yefimovich (the Teacher) after watching: “Nothing good about your film I can not say”. He was upset, perhaps even offended,” said the TV channel “Russia-24”.
He said that he saw a picture of “products” — there was something “not completed”. However, he doesn’t think “there’s something changed on the merits” and that the film “something to change”.
“And I have to say that he is still two or three years ago came to me, showed the draft of this film. He even wanted me to took some part — for example that it uses my music,” — said the head of the DECR.
Metropolitan assured that the story is presented in “cartoon world”. This is evidenced by the beginning of the film.
Runs on stage of the Mariinsky theatre the ballet dancer (Mathilde Kschessinska — ed.). She breaks down her bra and appears bare Breasts. And here it is with the chest runs, the heir sits in the Royal box, and immediately opened privste from the chair. But with this vulgarity starts, and so the whole film prodoljaetsya Hilarion (Alfeyev)head of the Department for external Church relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate
The Church, in his words, “special relationship” to Emperor Nicholas II. “Of course, you can say: “do Not like do not watch”. But it is, I think, about our national heritage, our history. We should not spit in their history. We don’t have people of such level and on such a scale as the last Russian Emperor, be subjected to public humiliation, by showing it as shown in the movie,” he said.
The film Director Alexei Uchitel, commenting on the controversy surrounding the painting, called the debate is useless and unnecessary. “Instead of having to finish a film, I have to be distracted by nonsense, nonsense, and insults,” he said.
“Matilda” about the fate of the ballerina Matilda Kschessinska, and fell in love with the future Emperor Nicholas II. The title role will be played by Polish actress Mikhalina Olshansky, and Nicholas II — German Lars Eidinger. The budget of the film amounted to $ 25 million. Russian premiere scheduled for autumn this year.