The Patriarch first spoke about “Matilda”
MOSCOW, 12 APR — RIA Novosti. The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on Thursday at the meeting of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church for the first time spoke about the film by Alexei Uchitel “Matilda”, while not mentioning the name of the movie: he warned against interpreting the story, “speculation that can injure a huge number of people”.
“Can there be an objective assessment of history? A controversial issue and the subject of battles.
History — very comfortable soil for ideological speculation, the creation of profitable myths — national and anti-national. When working with a story so easy to go into evil interpretation, even in small things.
But for an honest man lies and deceit are unthinkable. How can that be? Strive to be conscientious when dealing with the facts. To avoid speculation. Especially fantasies that are not just fake, but also able to hurt a huge number of people, as happened with the not yet released, but has already become an infamous film,” the Patriarch said, the performance of which publishes the ROC website.
The film by Alexei Uchitel about the fate of the ballerina Matilda Kschessinska, and fell in love with the heir to the Russian throne, the future Emperor Nicholas II. The picture leaves in the Russian hire on October 26.
Earlier, 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 painting, it is also called revoke movie rental license. According to her, experts and scholars made a comprehensive examination of the materials of the film, which showed that “Matilda” image doesn’t match the image of the Russian Orthodox Church canonized the Emperor Nicholas II.
The United network of cinemas “Sinema Park” and “Formula Kino” refused to show “Matilda” due to security threats, and the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky asked the interior Minister to ensure order during the rental of “Matilda”, as in the recent increase in calls for violence and threats against cinemas and producer of the film.