Alexei Uchitel doesn’t see government intervention in the arts

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Director Alexey Uchitel believes that targeted state intervention in the work of the theatres or film studios are not; this is proved by the films his Studio «Rock,» and the repertoire of the «Gogol-Center».

«Not directly, of course. I think the experience of the «Gogol-Centre» and our Studio suggests that we do what we want. It’s true,» the Teacher said the TV channel «Rain», answering the question whether he sees in a situation review of the movie «Matilda» and search in «Gogol-Center» is aimed public policies designed to control the creative intelligentsia, which creates works for public funds.

According to the Director, in the case of a test pattern «Matilda» he doesn’t feel the infringement on the part of the authorities.

«I am absolutely sincere when I say I do not see. After all, the paradox is that, I’m sure there would be requests personally Deputy Poklonskaya, there would be no inspections. I don’t see any prejudice to himself personally, our picture from the side of the authorities. Not see or feel,» he explained.

The advocate Teachers were told RIA Novosti that the police of St. Petersburg at the request of the Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Polonskaya demanded documents from the film company Director «for inspection in connection with the possible existence of a crime.» Poklonskaya said that she had sent to the competent authorities is not one reference to «Matilda», they were based on citizen requests, and inspections are conducted on the fact of insulting the feelings of believers film and provided for its funding budget money.

In addition, the Teacher commented on the searches in «Gogol-Center» and home of its artistic Director Kirill Serebrennikov. According to the Director, he loves the «Gogol-Center» and to be creative Serebrennikov treated with great respect.

«I believe that the form in which he was taken for questioning — impossible, outrageous,» concluded the Teacher.

Searches in «Gogol-center» and home of its artistic Director Serebrennikov held Tuesday in the case of embezzlement of public funds. According to the UK, persons from among the leadership of the nonprofit organization «the Seventh Studio», the founder of which was pieces of silver in 2011-2014 stole about 200 million rubles allocated by the state for the development and promotion of art. As previously noted by the head of Department of state support for art and folk art, Andrey Malyshev, at the time of the Ministry of culture annually allocates «the Seventh Studio» money for the project «Platform», total funding amounted to 216,5 million rubles.

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