Medina: the Russian cinema we need to support at the legislative level

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator in fotomancer of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky. Archival photo<img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2017/05/24f77dc283778b52e16728e6bd9c9386.jpg" alt="Medina: the Russian cinema we need to support at the legislative level” />© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator the image Bank

The film industry in Russia needs to be supported at the legislative level, primarily in the area of cinema and inodetable, told reporters on Friday Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky.

«We have a wild, I would say cave, the market of inodetable. Practical the complete absence of the state system of protection in the field of film and inodetable. It should not be. If we want our movie was high-quality to exist and develop as an industry, we need the film industry to support,» said Medina.

He stressed that in the absence of state protectionism Hollywood destroying national cinema, which goes into the realm of Arthouse.

«We need government regulation at the legislative level, protectionism in the field of Russian cinema. First film screening and kinodistrib’yutsiya», — said the Minister.

Medina recalled that in the Soviet Union, the film had a powerful support of the state at all levels, from production to rental.