Medina sent a Comedy script about the siege of Leningrad

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotomancer of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky. Archival photoMedina sent a Comedy script about the siege of Leningrad© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky said that he sent the script of the sensational before the release of the film «Holiday» directed by Alexei Krasovsky, however, to read it while it was not leisure, as the Minister said, he is «not a reader of nonsense, especially like that.»

Earlier it was reported that Director Alexey Krasovsky, known for the film «the Collector», takes black Comedy «the Holiday», which tells about the events in the besieged Leningrad. State Duma Deputy from St. Petersburg Sergei Boyarsky called the idea of shooting this film a blasphemy and a disgrace. The Secretary General Council of «United Russia» Andrey Turchak demanded that Medina does not give the picture of the rental license.

«As far as I know, the film was made for private money group of individuals. I saw a two-minute trailer on the Internet. The script was sent to me, to read, to be honest, not leisure — not a reader of nonsense, especially like this,» said Medina told reporters.

Speaking about chances of the picture to obtain the rental license, the Minister of culture, said: «When the film will be mounted, and if it is ever installed and get into the culture for a right to hire, then we will make the decision, again pursuant to law.»

«Our reputation in this respect well-known — the stuff we won’t miss. But you have to look to see what it is. Before you judge, you have to see,» he added.

Medinsky said that the idea to remove the black Comedy is not new. «Actually, «Death of Stalin» is also marketed as a black Comedy. Black it had a lot of comic, I never saw anything at all. The fate of this masterpiece of cinematography you are aware,» continued the Minister of culture.

He said that subsequently one of the commercial publishers has released a comic book on the subject — «I decided on this hype around the film-issuance of distribution certificates to earn it.» «The project failed, the comic is disposed of, as far as I know, the print run sold out. So our people of good taste in this respect», — he added.