MOSCOW, 26 August. / TASS /. Canadian authorities have denied Russian director Alexey Mizgireva, whose film “Duelist” is included in the program of the International Film Festival in Toronto (Toronto International Film Festival), a visa is required to visit the festival. On Friday TASS reported the press service of the company’s “Non-Stop Production”, which produces the picture.
“This is an outrageous situation, explaining that I did not see it. The main Canadian film festival of international renown and reputation invites director a large international project, produced in collaboration with a Hollywood company Sony Pictures, and the embassy official said that the director suddenly take advantage of this invitation and will remain in Canada “, – the press service quoted the head of the company, a producer Rodnyansky
. According to the press service, the Canadian embassy on Friday denied Alexei Mizgireva visa, “thereby making it impossible to arrive at the festival, which is to be held the world premiere of his film.” In a written response received from the Canadian Embassy Mizgireva stated that after careful consideration of the submitted documents the Entry Clearance Officer could not reliably establish the “purpose of visit”, finding it unconvincing.
“We have no confidence that completion of your temporary visit, you will leave Canada “- quoted the press service of the company resulting from the Embassy of the document
The picture tells of Alexei Mizgireva Yakovlev retired officer, who shoots for the money instead of other duels.. In Yakovlev’s tragic past and the only purpose of life – to avenge all guilty of their misfortunes. Starring in the movie performed by Russian and European Pyotr Fyodorov actors, Vladimir Mashkov, Alexander Yatsenko, Sergey Garmash, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Pavlo Tabakov, Julia Hlynina and German actress Franziska Petri and German actor and theater director Martin Wuttke, known for his roles in films “Inglourious Basterds,” “Cloud atlas” and the “most dangerous man”. In the Russian hire a film will be released September 29.
Toronto International Film Festival, which is held in Canada since 1976, is today one of the most prestigious film festivals. North American platform for their prime choice for the best of Hollywood, since it is a festival season kicks off in Toronto “Oscar race” in recent years. Toronto International Film Festival has no competition and the jury, the winner of it is determined by the results of the audience voting. In addition Mizgireva tape in the program of the forthcoming review – new works by Jim Jarmusch, Xavier Dolan, Francois Ozon, Tom Ford and other directors