Film critic praised the chances of «Matilda» for the «Oscar»

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The head of the Guild of film critics Union of cinematographers of Russia Kirill Razlogov believes the scandal surrounding the painting by Alexei Uchitel «Matilda» unfounded and not see anything wrong if its creators put forward a tape to receive the «Oscar» from Russia, though he considers that this decision is erroneous due to the presence of more serious competitor.

Film Teacher about the fate of the ballerina Matilda Kschessinska, and fell in love with future Emperor Nicholas II. Starring Mikhalina Olshansky from Poland, Nicholas II — German actor Lars Eidinger. The premiere will be held on 6 October at the Mariinsky theatre of St. Petersburg, and in wide release picture due out October 25. The Director repeatedly stated that he was surprised by the hype around his film, which still no one even saw.

The picture surprised

«The picture surprised me because it was not quite what I expected. I was expecting a picture of such academic balanced politically, and this is a painting about love, about passion, which is superimposed on the necessity of service to the Fatherland and the requirements with which it is connected. This story is tragic, but it is just about love, it’s not about Holiness, not about God, and about how young man was fascinated by a beautiful ballerina, and how they developed their relationship,» — said RIA Novosti on Monday, the Razlogov.

According to him, because of the novel Nicholas had a conflict with the bride and her mother, played by Ingeborga Dapkunaite. According to razlogova, this role was the most interesting in the film.

Earlier, representatives of the public movement «the Royal cross» called «Matilda» «anti-Russian and anti-religious provocation», and the Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Poklonskaya has asked the Prosecutor General to check the picture. According to her, experts and scholars made a comprehensive examination of the materials of the film, which showed that «Matilda» image doesn’t match the image of the Russian Orthodox Church canonized the Emperor Nicholas II. Thus a press-the Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, speaking about the statement Polonskaya, noted that «trying to evaluate a film that is not yet ready, at least strange».

According to the film critic, all the conflicts in the film was personal, not political. «From the political there is only the Khodynka field and the disaster that happened there, and she shown no naturalistic excesses, which completes the picture and how it hints at what will happen in the future. So for all the tantrums I see no reason, except that our society is unstable and does not know what to believe, but it is a characteristic of society, is not characteristic of the painting,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

Razlogov called weakness of the picture that the main roles are played by the actors who play in a foreign language, and then they duplicate in Russian language. «It is not possible to play some intimate feelings after dubbing already alienated. But this is inevitable given that the Director has chosen foreigners to play the main roles. But this is a professional claim, not the claims of political and religious. The picture turned out better than I expected,» he said.

Nominated for «Oscar» it would be a mistake

Before October 1, the Russian Oscar Committee should select the applicant from Russia in the category «Best foreign language film». At the same time about their willingness to participate in the Oscar race said the Teacher, the producer of the film «Arrhythmia» Ruben Dishdishyan and producer of the film «Dislike» Alexander Rodnyansky.

«If it («Matilda») was nominated for an Oscar, nothing bad will happen, although I really for the «Oscar» claims only one picture, «Dislike» Zvyagintsev, it is competition in this regard. If the film «Matilda» I wanted to compete, it is well,» said the film critic.

However, he noted that the scandal with the «Matilda» at the «Oscar» will have no value, it will only be relevant in the nomination for him in Russia, and there is «we’re married».

«Historical fiction, the setting of the picture quality are important, but not enough. If nominated, nothing bad will happen, just will be another mistake. But having such a Foundation in fact. If I were a member, I would vote simply on the basis of the idiotic situation in which it is delivered in our country, in defense of the reputation, although the jury a chance, but there are no guarantees,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

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