In particular, note that the Russian and Soviet films are among the most important masterpieces of the art of the twentieth century, which today offer unique forms of existence of the art of cinema, the letter also emphasize the special contribution made to the popularization of Russian kinonaslediya worldwide Moscow Film Museum and Naum Kleiman personally.
“Those of us who are familiar with Naum Kleinmann, understand that he is the first among these researchers. For decades he defended brilliantly and represented the achievements of Sergei Eisenstein, Boris Barnet and many other directors. Kleiman and his team at the Moscow Museum movies … demonstrate the accuracy of judgment, generosity and scientific expertise of world-class, they have a lot to learn any archive and Cinematheque. Therefore, we are deeply concerned that Kleiman and his colleagues stripped of authority Flame Keeper. Whatever the political circumstances of the incident, we state the most vigorous protest against hasty changes in the Russian kinopolitiki “.
The letter writers remembered as Henri Langlois, the legendary founder of the Cinémathèque Française, which was removed from his post in the stormy 1968, interceded filmmakers all over the world from Orson Welles to Carl Theodor Dreyer, in a letter addressed to the French Government. This precedent makes possible the current step – a letter in support of the Moscow Museum of Film and Naum Kleiman, addressed to the Prime Minister of Russia.
“We believe Kleinmann and his team, they have long proven their professionalism. Show respect for their knowledge and integrity, understand how you act wisely, protecting them and relying on them in the name of humane affairs of the Exaltation of the culture of the future on the foundation of the last priceless. We ask you to cancel your decisions “.
Thierry Fremaux, Tilda Swinton and Mark Cousins urged to support their claim Filmmakers around the world, all who cherish the friendship and solidarity of movie lovers.