Russia picks film by veteran pro-Kremlin director Nikita Mikhalkov for Oscars

 

Russia’s movie critics and filmmakers showed surprise on Tuesday after the country picked a critically-panned film by veteran pro-Kremlin director Nikita Mikhalkov regarding its entry for the Oscars.

The head of the country’s Oscar committee, Vladimir Menchov – even an Oscar winner – publicly against the decision to appoint his own organization of the epic Mikhalkov unpopular war citadel.

The film was a critical defeat absolute, it has never been shown anywhere internationally, said Menchov Echo of Moscow radio on Tuesday. And more importantly, it’s a disaster at the box office Russian been.“The cost of the film about $ 40 million to make, but made only $ 5,000,000, said Menchov.

Mikhalkov himself is a member of the Committee that Russia takes the Oscar entries, while many of other bombastic closely with the director, who won an Oscar with “Burnt by the Sun” won in 1994. Capital of the hit film, Mikhalkov has two World War II-set suites “Burnt by the Sun”, the second is fortress. and directing films, he also played the lead role.

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