The ROC has compared the situation around the “Matilda” with Charlie Hebdo
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, has compared the situation around the film by Alexei Uchitel “Matilda” with the history of the French weekly Charlie Hebdo. This is stated in the message of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media, received by RBC.
The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church has strongly opposed calls for violence and threats “against anyone, be it Director, actors, distributors”. In addition, Metropolitan Hilarion spoke out against the ban of the screening of “Matilda” and against censorship “on the Soviet model”. He stressed that he is not willing to take the side of those who defend the film Teachers.
The Metropolitan said that in contrast to the majority of participants of the conflict around the films that he watched the full version of the film and expressed his opinion that “hurt the Director.”
“Many people do not understand why it was the year of the centenary of the revolution once again publicly spit in the man who was shot together with his family, with minor children,” said Hilarion. He said that in the film the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, and her husband Nicholas II was canonized by presented in the film as “hysterical witch”.