No one can deny to watch the movie, said the Teacher

© RIA Novosti / Eugene to Novostinearly in fotobelka Teacher. Archival photoNo one can deny to watch the movie, said the Teacher© RIA Novosti / Eugene to Novostinearly the image Bank

Cinema is the art that due to the freedom of choice, and nobody can forbid to watch and love the movie, said Director Alexei Uchitel at the opening of 27th international film festival «Message to man».

Painting Teacher, «Matilda» long before the release of the film provoked a public outcry: members of the public movement «the Royal cross» called the painting «anti-Russian and anti-religious provocation», and the Deputy of the state Duma from «United Russia» Natalia Poklonskaya has asked the Prosecutor General to check the picture and called for a revoke of the film rental license.

«I’m glad the 27th festival will take place widely, there’s a lot of different programs, contests, movies, which can then not see. The principle of our festival is that these are messages to different people on different continents. That’s the whole point, this is the freedom of choice, each of you can go and see the movie that is interesting… the Movie is something that excites us, moves forward, and no one can stop us to watch and love cinema,» said the Teacher, who is the President of the festival.

At the beginning of the ceremony before the appeal to the audience the Director denied the microphone. «Enemies slipped, so my voice was not anywhere,» joked the Teacher.