ROC denied the punishment of believers for the viewing of “Matilda”


the movie “Matilda”

In the Russian Orthodox Church has not confirmed the information that the faithful are excommunicated from the sacrament for a viewing of the film “Matilda” directed by Alexei Uchitel. On Thursday, June 22, reports “Interfax” citing a source.

“We have no information about the participation of the faithful in private shows “Matilda” and their excommunication from the communion,” — said the Agency a source in the Synodal Department for relations between Church and society and the media.

It is noted that on Wednesday the Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Poklonskaya said that those who were at private screenings of the picture for six months excommunicated from the communion in the churches and monasteries.

On 20 June it was reported that in Yekaterinburg in sale the book “the Lie, “Matilda”,” authored by the candidate of historical Sciences and a researcher of the era of Nicholas II Peter Multatuli, written by order Polonskaya.

According to the lawyer of the Teacher Konstantin Dobrynin, the representatives of a filmmaker ready to take action in order to check the publication for compliance with the law.

The premiere is scheduled for October 6 at the Mariinsky theatre, in wide release, the film will be released on October 25.