The premiere of the film “Matilda” at the Mariinsky theatre in St. Petersburg, scheduled for 6 October, is postponed to October 23. On the eve of the Agency urban news “Moscow” said the Director of the film Alexey Uchitel.

“There is nothing criminal, of technical reasons connected with the work of the theatre and other plans,” said the Teacher. With the date for the Moscow premiere, the Director, has not changed – the show will be held on October 24 at the cinema “October”. In wide release as planned, the film will be released on October 26.

The Ministry of culture issued a “Matilda” rental license, the film was awarded the category of “16+”. Against the release of the tape on the relations between the future Emperor Nicholas II and the ballerina Matilda Kschessinska, fought the Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Poklonskaya.

According to the former Prosecutor of the Crimea, the Director denigrates the bright image of the king, ranked of the Russian Orthodox Church canonized. She stated that the picture offends the feelings of believers and is “ahistorical fake.” Commenting on the decision of the Ministry of culture about the box office, the MP said that representatives of the office “nothing is sacred”.

Before Poklonskaya twice appealed to the Prosecutor’s office, demanding to check the movie “defamation, libel and mockery of one of the most revered saints of Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II and his family.”

In turn, Alexey Uchitel has repeatedly pointed to the inadmissibility of attempts of the MP to influence the creative process and the rolling destiny of a film. Earlier the Director said he plans to nominate “her” for “Oscar”.

Against the rolled “Matilda” in all regions was made by the leaders of several republics of the Caucasus – the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, Vice-Premier of government of Dagestan Anatoly Caribbean and Ingush leader Yunus-Bek Yevkurov.

“Nothing criminal”: the premiere of “Matilda” at the Mariinsky theatre moved 22.08.2017

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