The head of the Chancellery of the Russian Imperial house, Alexander Zakatov’m sure the film by Alexei Uchitel “Matilda” about a romantic relationship ballerina Matilda Kseshinskaya and the future Emperor Nicholas II can not match historical reality and designed to “to raise money for the instincts”.
“To discuss the identity of a Holy man, even a king, is quite possible, but for what purpose? To show up in some distorted way to make money at lower emotions and instincts? This is not good. It corresponds neither religious principles nor human morality,” said Sunset radio “Baltika”.
The representative of the Romanov dynasty believes that a talented Director has created a “shoddy forgery that has nothing to do with real events”. In his opinion, the Teacher had the right to artistic interpretation, but was obliged to adhere to historical context. The Emperor, like any human being, was sin and error, added in the Romanov family, but to turn Nicholas II in caricature was impossible, he explained.
“You can say that Lenin and Stalin are guilty of mass repressions and persecution of the Church, but to portray them as something depraved or crazy, or show in the adult form, from our point of view is unworthy. Here you need to follow the ethics of the artist, author and historian. Any person who creates something and broadcasts it to other people, shall remember their duty to the memory of our ancestors and a responsibility to compatriots”, – said Sunset.
The Kremlin was not ready to voice its position about the film by Alexei Uchitel, since the work on the painting is not finished yet.
“We are not able to voice the Kremlin’s position, because there is no film, not ready. So, unfortunately, we do not have such an opportunity to formulate a position in relation to this”, – quotes RIA “news” the press-Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
Alexey the Teacher expressed about the claims and perspectives of the check for the presence of the painting anti-religious provocations noted that the Prosecutor’s office has checked the materials “Matilda” and no violations identified.
“This is not the first request already has an official response of the Prosecutor’s office, which says that in the film all within the law. But, apparently, nobody knows about this answer,” – said the Director of TASS, adding that the film will take a few months, and as a whole it hasn’t been seen before.
We will remind, the premiere of the film “Matilda” is scheduled for 30 March 2017. The film’s budget is $ 25 million.
The current scandal is not the first to “Matilda”. In the beginning of the year it turned outthat the Teacher chose the role of the last Russian Emperor of the German actor Lars Eidinger known to participate in the controversial tapes, including pornoseite of Peter Greenaway’s “Goltzius and the Pelican company”.
Role in the film also played Louise Tungsten, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Yevgeny Mironov, Galina Tyunina.