Ardan commented on the scandal with the ban of the film «the Death of Stalin»

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in photomacrography movie poster Stalin’s DeathArdan commented on the scandal with the ban of the film «the Death of Stalin»© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

French actress and Director Fanny Ardant believes that a ban of the painting «Stalin’s Death» ascribes to him an unprecedented value.

Ardan came to Moscow to present his film «the Sofa of Stalin» that is based on the novel by Jean-Daniel Balcassa. The main role in the film was played by Gerard Depardieu.

«You know that humor is all-powerful. I think to ban the film is to attribute to it an unprecedented value. This is how to prevent the clown in the circus, because he is over all scoffs,» said Ardan.

In Russia the film «Stalin’s Death» aroused a wave of indignation. After watching a number of prominent politicians and cultural figures were asked to revoke the rental license of the picture.

In their letter to the head of the Ministry of culture emphasized that the British «libel on the history of our country», «a»Comedy» denigrating the memory of our citizens that defeated fascism…». Also noted the poor acting, sloppy decorations and insulting attitude towards the flag and the national anthem. In addition, the information can be regarded as extremist and dehumanizing.

According to the authors of the letter, the release of the film on the eve of celebration of the 75th anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad was an insult to all «who died there and… who else was left alive».

The letter in particular, signed by the Chairman of the public Council under the Ministry of culture Yury Polyakov, Elena Drapeko deputies, Leonid Slutsky and Vladimir Bortko, film Director Nikita Mikhalkov and producer Igor Ugolnikov.

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