MOSCOW, Sept. 26 – RIA Novosti. Andrei Konchalovsky withdraws his film “White Nights postman Alexei Tryapitsyna” from consideration of Russian Oscar Committee, the director informed about it in a letter to committee chairman Vladimir Menchov.
“The reasons for this are two – personal and social … In recent years, I am quite sharply criticized Hollywoodization Russian market and the pernicious influence of the commercial American cinema on the formation of tastes and preferences of our audience. Due to this struggle for the possession of premium Hollywood, it seems to me just ridiculous, “- said in a letter.
On the other hand, according to Konchalovsky, Academy Award today is extremely overvalued certain part of filmmakers. “It creates the illusion of global recognition and is a kind of testament to the indisputable qualities cinematographic, which certainly is not a fact – says the director. – 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 (USA, England, Australia and New Zealand), which, in my opinion, is moribund Western idea of its cultural dominance “.
According to Konchalovsky, in today’s world, the development of world film culture has long been determined not massive success or psevdoamerikanskogo American cinema, and artists from Asia, Latin America, the Far East, including Russia. And the director does not exclude that in the future can be created World Film Awards, where a separate category will be allocated “a film in English.”
“In view of the above, I ask you to delete the” White Nights “from the list of films under discussion” – sums Konchalovsky.
Painting “White Nights postman Alexei Tryapitsyna” continues a series of works about the Russian village, started Konchalovsky in 1967, the painting “The Story of Asya Klyachina who loved, but not married” and continued in 1994 film “The Speckled Hen.” Going into the competition program of the 71 th Venice Film Festival, the film won the main prize of directing “Silver Lion”.