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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Putin watching movies in pieces: kinokuni President


Vladimir Putin is getting a real connoisseur of contemporary Russian cinema. On Thursday, he together with the veterans watched excerpts from the film “Frontier”, which will be released in a month. According to the creators, the tape “a language and means understood by the young people”, talks about the breakthrough of the blockade of Leningrad. What do the films looks and how do you organize these views?


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Vladimir Putin in the Museum-panorama “Break.

In total, the estimated “MK”, just over a year GDP looked 6 domestic films and met with their crew. The interest of the President could be explained by the desire to control how they spend public money: almost everything he had seen pictures, received assistance from the budget. But the motivation is, apparently, more personal. At least, Dmitry Medvedev, controlling “the cinema Fund”, similar attention to national cinema is not publicly manifest.

Of course, the President sees not all the new items in a row. Mainly in his field of vision get Patriotic ribbons, telling about the achievements of the past – both Soviet and more distant. In one of his old interview, Putin admitted that she loves the films of similar subjects, such as “Chapaev”, filmed in 1934, is willing to revise countless times.

In addition, the list of kinorabotoy of the President are almost all tape Stanislav Govorukhin (not coincidentally the Director only this year due to poor health has not headed the election staff of Putin’s presidential candidate ) and “War and peace” by Sergei Bondarchuk. We must honestly admit that the level of modern Russian films is not always can be compared with the classics. However, GDP never one publicly criticized and his bewilderment about what he saw is not expressed. In an extreme case, praised the idea and its artistic embodiment prudently silent.

As a rule, the screenings at the highest level in the Kremlin, in Moscow or Sochi residence of the head of state. They all turned out to be equipped with modern mini-cinemas that allow you to enjoy the picture clarity and sound quality. In addition to the crew on the view, typically present Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky, and is also involved in the plot. For example, the demonstration of the movie “first Time” invited astronauts and Yuri Gagarin’s daughter Elena.

The show usually takes place in a relaxed atmosphere – guests are even treated to tea. As a reciprocal gesture, the President has received on the memory of something dear to the heart of the film props. In particular, after watching “Viking”, telling about Prince Vladimir, Putin gave his sword “namesake” with the inscription “SIM conquer.”

Sometimes the President joined his counterparts from other countries. In October 2016, Putin watched “28 Panfilov” together with Nursultan Nazarbayev – President of Kazakhstan is so interested in the topic (relatives of one of the heroes still live in the Republic) that he took part in the financing of the picture.

I must say that not all movies of GDP looks as a whole – to find a free two hours in the busy schedule of the head of state a difficult task. Often, also, as it was a Thursday with the “Frontier” he is satisfied with a 20-30 minute presentation, in which are collected the most vivid scenes, allowing to make impression not only about the plot, but about the artistic merits of the tape. If you like it, it when you have time, will see the whole picture.

Receiving “cuts” over a year has allowed Putin to watch six movies: “Viking”, “28 Panfilov”, “first Time”, “Salyut 7”, “evpatiy Kolovrat” and “Frontier”. I must say that not all of them were successful at the box office and earned the praise of professional critics. For example, a film about Kolovrat has failed to raise 500 million rubles, and a lot of it was blamed for the strange story and neglect to the historical realities.

At the Putin the greatest impression, judging by the reviews, made the film “Salyut 7”, which tells about the difficult for domestic space explorers episode.

In 1985, the Soviet space station has ceased to respond to commands from the MCC, and its salvation sent cosmonauts Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Viktor Savinykh, who conducted the world’s first manual docking with unguided ship.

Putin is seriously interested, as during filming, portrayed weightlessness, in which the actors on the screen only spend 40 minutes. It turned out that they were hung upside down on the ropes. But those present at the viewing Dzhanibekov and Savinykh President asked in detail about the experiences during the execution of complex and responsible party assignments. According to GDP, it is about understood that he felt the astronauts, as in 2005, watched the same manoeuvre refuel bombers in the air. At the pilot to dock with the first you don’t succeed, and he was sweating. “We were all wet,” admitted Putin Dzhanibekov.

It is noteworthy that the most grossing domestic films – “moving up” and “the Last hero” – the President, for whatever reason missed it, although they fully meet the criterion of patriotism.

Also remains not clear, whether looked at in total GDP “Matilda” by Alexei Uchitel: it is known only that the drive with the most controversial film of last year was transferred to the Kremlin long before the start of the rental. In an extreme case, details about the intimate life of Nicholas II, concerned about the Deputy Natalia Polonskaya, the head of state could tell his press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, defiantly attended the premiere.

Read the material: “Mathilde Kschessinska was pregnant with Nicholas: the sensation of the state Archives”

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