One of the main events in the cultural and political life of Russia continues to be the situation with the film directed by Alexei Uchitel “Matilda”, which tells about the love affair of the heir to the Russian throne Nicholas Romanov with the ballet dancer Mathilde Kschessinska.
The scandal started after the claim of the Deputy of the state Duma from “United Russia” Natalia Polonskaya to ban the film because it “offends the feelings of believers”. In confirmation of his words Poklonskaya claims that she has hundreds of thousands of letters to the Russians with the requirement to prevent the release of “Matilda” in the car.
After some time, this campaign was joined by activists of various religious organizations, and in recent weeks launched an attack on a cinema. Resulting in the largest cinema chain announced its withdrawal from the demonstration of a new film by Alexei Uchitel.
The Deputy of the State Duma, film Director Stanislav Govorukhin in this regard, said: “with good reason Poklonskaya woke all obscurantist forces and caused this damage.”
Recall that the scandal surrounding the film arose from a dispute erupted earlier directed by Alexei Uchitel and state Duma Deputy Natalia Polonskaya and continues for several months.
Poklonskaya ensure that the film is not released, because, in her opinion, it offends the memory of the king and the feelings of believers. “Tsar Nikolai is a Saint, a Martyr, canonized by the Church for sainthood,” said Poklonski. For his purposes, she was sent to the state office of public Prosecutor Deputy inquiry with a negative conclusion of the expertise of the movie “Matilda”. In turn, the Teacher calls inadmissible the attempts of the MP to influence the creative process and the rolling destiny of a film. However, on 10 August the Department of cinematography of the Ministry of culture of Russia issued tape rental license.
From the description and trailer it is clear that we will focus on the romantic relationships of the last Emperor Nicholas II and the ballerina Matilda Kshesinskaya. It is known that the drama got a rental license from the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation, therefore, can be shown in cinemas.
The first pre-premiere screening of “Matilda” took place this Monday, September 11, in Vladivostok. As reported in the post of a network of cinemas “Illusion” in social networks, the Director personally brought the only copy of the film to show and took away with him.