The exhibition «Cinema Expo» in St. Petersburg will show a film «Matilda»

© Photo courtesy of PR Agency «Sarafan» the film MatildaThe exhibition «Cinema Expo» in St. Petersburg will show a film «Matilda»© photo courtesy of PR Agency «Sarafan»

The film by Alexei Uchitel «Matilda» will be shown at the international exhibition of film «Cinema Expo» in St. Petersburg, the show is organized only for participants without admission of journalists, reported RIA Novosti news Agency in the organizing Committee of the event.

«This show is only for exhibitors, without admission of media representatives», — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to preliminary information, the film will arrive the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky.

The first in Russia pre-premiere screening of the film «Matilda» was held on Monday, September 11, in Vladivostok, with unprecedented security measures. The film was broadcast simultaneously in four halls of a cinema «Illusion center», all tickets were sold out a few days before.

«Matilda» leaves in the Russian hire on October 26. The film deals with the fate of the ballerina Matilda Kschessinska, and fell in love with future Emperor Nicholas II.

Long before the release of the movie provoked a public outcry: members 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, it also appealed to revoke the rental license the film. 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.

The Studio Teacher in St. Petersburg was attacked by unknown. The attackers threw the Windows of the firebombs, causing a fire. Also previously the Director’s lawyer Konstantin Dobrynin reported that unknown persons set fire to a car outside the office of the bar Association Pen&Paper in Starokonyushenny lane. Near the fire lay the scraps of paper with the inscription «For Matilda to burn.»

Last week the United network of cinemas «Sinema Park» and «Formula Kino» refused to show «Matilda» due to security threats, and the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky asked the interior Minister to ensure order during the broadcast of «Matilda», as in the recent increase in calls for violence and threats against cinemas and producer of the film.

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