The United network of cinemas «Sinema — Park» and «Formula Kino» refused to rent the movie «Matilda» by Alexei Uchitel – because of security threats.
About it writes on Tuesday, September 12, RNS news Agency with reference to the press service of the cinema.
«The refusal of screenings of the film «Matilda» in our cinemas is a forced decision. Emerged against the background of recent events around the resonance the film might have raised its commercial potential, but the safety of our fans remains our priority», – leads edition of the words of the Novel Linyna, the head of the structure.
The website of the TV channel «Rain» reminds that a network of «cinema Park» is comprised of 39 cinemas in 23 cities of Russia, including in Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod.
On the website of the company «Sinema Park» it is noted that it ranks first in the number of screens (350 screens) and overall box office.
Formula Kino is also one of the largest cinema networks in Russia. It includes 35 cinemas (264 rooms) in Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Krasnodar, Murmansk, Novosibirsk, Syktyvkar, Ryazan and Novokuznetsk.
Recall that the film tells about the relationship between the future Emperor Nicholas II and the ballerina Matilda Kshesinskaya. The role of the king played by German actor Lars Eidinger, Kschessinska was played by Polish actress Mikhalina Olshansky. The film also starred Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Yevgeny Mironov, Sergei Garmash, Danila Kozlovsky, Grigoriy Dobrygin.
The Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Poklonskaya for many months has been fighting for the ban of the tape which, in its opinion, offends the feelings of the Orthodox and the memory of the last Russian Emperor, recognized as a Saint of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Opponents of the «Matilda» of the organization «Christian state» threatened to set fire to the cinema, where will be shown the film. Recently, a resident Irbit Denis Murashov rammed on the car door of the Ekaterinburg cinema «Space» and set it on fire, explaining their actions against the acclaimed film – although in the «Cosmos» show «Matilda» in the near future is not planned.
In August in St. Petersburg building, which houses the Studio «lendok» and the office of Studio «Rock» by Alexey Uchitel, threw bottles with an incendiary mix. Fire, however, managed to escape.
Konstantin Dobrynin suggested that the attack are activists of «the Christian State of Holy Russia», has filed a complaint against this organization to the Minister of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolokoltsev. Police began investigating the incident in attempt of an arson criminal case under part 2 of article 213 of the criminal code («Hooliganism»).
The Teacher also reported that he constantly received threats about what he, in particular, told the BBC Russian service. August 12, opposite the «Lendok» by unknown opponents of the release of «Matilda» displayed a banner with a portrait of Nicholas II and the inscription «For faith, Tsar and Fatherland! Teacher, hands off the Russian Tsar».
Protection the Teacher had previously sent a letter to the head of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov with a request to check Poklonskaya at a possible connection with the radicals who threatened the cinemas because of the «Matilda».
Poklonskaya, its ocheredi, accused of arson themselves supporters of the Director: «There is a proverb that the loudest shouts about a fire pyro.