Film director Andrei Zvyagintsev’s “Leviathan” will represent Russia at the film award “Oscar” award for “Best Foreign Language Film.” ITAR-TASS.
In the painting voted most members of the Russian Oscar Committee.
– We have decided by a majority vote – he said . – From Russia with “Oscar” goes “Leviathan” – said after a meeting of the committee director Paul Chukhray.
Note that on the 67th Cannes International Film Festival awarded the painting “In the best-case scenario”.
The main competitor of “Leviathan” in the fight for the nomination for the “Oscar” of Russia was the movie “White Nights postman Alexei Tryapitsyna”, but last Friday, director Andrei Konchalovsky voluntarily refused to participate in the “Oscar race.”
“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 seems to me just ridiculous, “- said Konchalovsky.