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Andrei Konchalovsky asked not to bring his film to "Oscar"


Andrei Konchalovsky

Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky withdraws his film "White Nights postman Alexei Tryapitsyna" from consideration of Russian Oscar Committee - news tells us blogger 123.



Konchalovsky wrote a letter to the chairman of the committee, Vladimir Menchov, where it says:

reasons for This two - personal and social ... In recent years, I am quite sharply criticized Hollywoodization Russian market and a detrimental effect of commercial American cinema on the formation of tastes and preferences of our audience. In connection with this struggle for the possession of premium Hollywood seems to me simply absurd.

"Oscars", according to Konchalovsky, greatly overestimated the representatives of the film industry, because it creates the "illusion of global recognition." And the name of the category, which could be brought to the work of the director, it seems incorrect:

The formulation of the category "Best Foreign Language Film" should raise a laugh at the film artists of the world, is essentially a segregation of world cinema from the anglophone world (United States, England, Australia and New Zealand), which, in my opinion, is moribund Western idea of ​​its cultural dominance.

Recall that the film "White Nights postman Alexei Tryapitsyna" tells the story of life in the Russian village, included in the program of the 71st Venice Film Festival and was awarded the prize "Silver Lion".