The film with the role of Nicholas II in «Matilda» conquered the Jews

© RIA Novosti / Eugene to Novostinearly in fotoboeken Lars Eidinger (left). Archival photo.The film with the role of Nicholas II in «Matilda» conquered the Jews© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly the image Bank

The third Moscow Jewish film festival has announced the winners of the best feature-length picture was the «last Golden age» with the German actor Lars Eidinger, who also played the role of Nicholas II in the infamous «Matilda».

«Jury, chaired by Pavel Lungin, which included Igor Ugolnikov, Dmitry Astrakhan, Julia Aug, Artem Vitkin, Elena Hazanova and Arkady Ukupnik, presented four awards and a special prize», — told RIA Novosti in the press service of the Federation of Jewish communities of Russia.

The motion picture «the last flowering» of the Director Chris Kraus is devoted to the study of the Holocaust. Other awards of the festival among themselves and distributed the following films: «now Who will love me?» (Israel, UK) — award for best documentary feature; «in Other words» (Israel) — best fiction short film festival; «Violin Joe» (USA) – nominated for «Best short documentary». The jury special prize was awarded to the Ukrainian film «song of songs».

In the framework of the festival the honorary prize «For outstanding contribution to the development of Jewish cinema in Russia» was directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. At the close of the festival the audience was shown a film by Pavel Chukhrai «Cool tango», which started the festival «Kinotavr» in Sochi. The film tells about the great Patriotic war and the Holocaust in Lithuania.

The film «Matilda» directed by Alexei Uchitel about the fate of the ballerina Matilda Kschessinska, and fell in love with the crown Prince, the future Emperor Nicholas II. Starring Mikhalina Olshansky from Poland, Nicholas II — German actor Lars Eidinger.

Representatives of the public movement «the Royal cross» called the film «Matilda» «anti-Russian and anti-religious provocation in the field of culture». The Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Poklonskaya at their request sent a request to Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika asking to check the picture. Later, Poklonskaya said that he had received the answer of the experts on the movie «Matilda» and sent them a negative rating to the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation. Poklonskaya told that at her request, experts and scholars made a comprehensive examination of the materials of the film, exploring all the available trailers and the full text of the script that was presented by the authors in the Ministry of culture to receive government funding. According to the Deputy, the Commission concludes that «Matilda» image did not match the picture canonized by the Church of the Emperor Nicholas II.

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