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Film about Russian czar’s affair premieres despite hostility


Alexei Uchitel, Russian film director of “Matilda,” a movie about the last Russian czar’s affair with a ballerina and his movie crew applaud at the stage at the Mariinsky Theatre in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, October 23, 2017. Photo: AP
MOSCOW: A film about the last Russian czar’s affair with a ballerina had its Moscow premiere Tuesday despite sparking outrage among some Russians that has been expressed through pickets, arson, and Molotov cocktails hurled at a movie studio.
“Matilda” has drawn fierce criticism from hard-line nationalists and some Orthodox believers who consider it blasphemous. The Russian Orthodox Church glorifies Emperor Nicholas II, …read more

Source: The Himalayan Times

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