The Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation will not consider expert opinion on the movie “Matilda”, presented to the state Duma Natalya Poklonskaya, when making decision on issuance of rental certificates at the picture, reports TASS with reference to first Deputy culture Minister Vladimir Aristarkhov, who spoke at the forum “United Russia” “Culture is a national priority” in Omsk.

“No, we will not (to consider conclusion. – Approx., it is made without seeing the film. What is the conclusion that these experts?” – Aristarkhov said, answering the question of whether the Agency to consider the examination results in the issuance of rental certificates.

Film premiere to be held October 6, 2017 at the Mariinsky theatre – this will be the first movie premiere in the modern history of the Mariinsky theatre. In Russian and foreign hire “Matilda” will be released on 26 October.

The film tells about the relationship of the heir to the throne, the future Emperor Nicholas II and ballerina Matilda Kshesinskaya in the background of events of national history. The film was shot in areas directly related to the plot: in the Great, the Mariinsky and Alexandrinsky theaters, as well as in Tsarskoe Selo, Peterhof, Pavlovsk, Yusupov Palace, the marble Palace.

In the film you can see the ceremony of the coronation of Emperor Nicholas II in the assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin, which was built a unique backdrop, and the tragedy at Khodynka field, taken with the involvement of more than two thousand actors for crowd scenes.

The role of Nicholas II was performed by German actor Lars Eidinger, Matilda was played by Polish actress Mikhalina Olshansky. Also in the film are busy Lithuanian actress Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Yevgeny Mironov, Sergei Garmash, Danila Kozlovsky, Grigoriy Dobrygin, and many others.

Not yet released, the film has caused strong indignation of the Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Polonskaya, with great reverence belonging to the figure of the last Russian Emperor. Poklonskaya finds next film “ahistorical fake”, aimed at “slander and mockery of one of the most venerated saints of the Tsar – Martyr Nicholas II and his family.”

17 April it was reported that the Deputy was sent to the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation request with a negative conclusion of the expertise of the movie “Matilda”, made on its order. Experts, which, according to the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky, no one saw, came to the conclusionthat the Director created the image of Nicholas II “can not offend the religious feelings and do not humiliate the human dignity of a considerable part of Orthodox Christians,” and considered unacceptable public display of paintings.

Meanwhile, on 24 April, the Director Alexey Uchitel told that completed the montage of the film and the voice actors. However, he admitted that he is terrified of the emergence of the film online before the premiere.

The Ministry of culture has decided to ignore the opinion Poklonskaya about the movie “Matilda” 25.04.2017

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