Russian Director Alexey Uchitel, and the Creator caused the scandal of the film "Matilda" by Alexei Uchitel believes that the Church cannot be censored by the Committee. He told this in an interview with National news service (NSN) on Monday, March 20.
"It seems to me absolutely wrong that some churches of Moscow, hang the sheets on which people can sign, demanding ban of the film," — said filmmaker. In his opinion, the Church should "immediately abolish" such petitions.
He also called a positive step the statement of the Chairman of the Patriarchal Council for culture, vicar of the Moscow Sretensky monastery to the Bishop of Egorievsk Tikhon (Shevkunov) about the fact that the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) will not require the prohibition of tape.
The corresponding statement Tikhon did lecture, "the February revolution of 1917: What was that?", noting that the ROC will reserve the right to say that the picture distorts historical reality.
"Still, it seems to me a misunderstanding, when the Patriarchal Council discusses the film he saw. And raise the question of prohibition is, of course, is absurd," added the Teacher.
The film telling about the relationship of crown Prince Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov (the future Emperor Nicholas II) and ballerina Matilda Kshesinskaya, will be released on October 26. Premiere held On 6 October at the Mariinsky theatre.