Pandering to hysteria: Medina commented with “Matilda”
MOSCOW, September 13 — RIA Novosti. The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky declared their outrage at the situation around the film by Alexei Uchitel “Matilda”, which is still not out in wide release; in the opinion of the Minister, pumped around the hysteria is a picture of lawlessness and censorship, and creates “a dangerous precedent of pandering to the irresponsible hysterics.”
Film Teacher about the fate of the ballerina Matilda Kschessinska, and fell in love with future Emperor Nicholas II. Starring Mikhalina Olshansky from Poland, Nicholas II — German actor Lars Eidinger. Long before the release of the movie provoked social unrest: the representatives of the public movement “the Royal cross” called “Matilda” “anti-Russian and anti-religious provocation”, and the Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Poklonskaya has asked the Prosecutor General to check the picture.
The picture leaves in the Russian hire on October 26, premiere on October 23 at the Mariinsky theatre in St. Petersburg and 24 October in Moscow cinema “October”. The Director repeatedly stated that he was surprised by the hype around his film, which still no one even saw. As we approach the date of the premiere, most active opponents of the paintings resorted to drastic and often dangerous actions.
So, earlier Studio Teacher in St. Petersburg was attacked by unknown. The criminals threw into the window of the Studio of Molotov cocktails, causing a fire. The leader of the Orthodox movement “forty times Forty” Andrew Kornuhin condemned the attack, stressing that it was a provocation, and suggested that for security purposes, to provide the Director of security.
On Monday, the Director’s lawyer Konstantin Dobrynin wrote on his page in Facebook that an unknown person set a car on fire outside the office of the bar Association Pen&Paper in Starokonyushenny lane. In the photos attached to the record, you can see how near the fire lay the scraps of paper on which is written “For her to burn.” The police opened a criminal case on deliberate damage of property.
Lawlessness and censorship
On the eve of the United network of cinemas “Sinema Park” and “Formula Kino” refused to show “Matilda” due to security threats. The management of the network took this decision to protect visitors from the risks that can lead to public showings of this picture.