The famous actress decided to support the Russian Director. Cate Blanchett signed the petition drawn up by Thomas Ostermeier. Foreign colleagues Kirill Serebrennikov appreciate his talent and demand justice.
48-year-old Australian Oscar-winning actress cate Blanchett has signed a petition in support of the Russian culture Kirill Serebrennikov, who is suspected of fraud in especially large size. The author of the complaint, as reported by foreign correspondents, was a German theatre Director Thomas Ostermeier. He posted on the website Change.org the petition in German and English.
Among those who decided to support Kirill Serebrennikov was also Director of the film “Toni Erdmann” Maren Ade, winner of the Nobel prize for literature Elfriede Jelinek, conductor Teodor Currentzis, an Oscar winner Volker schlöndorff, as well as a playwright Marius von Mayenburg, the author of the play “the Martyr”, on which the film “Student”. In addition, their signatures under the petition was signed by the actor Lars Eidinger, who played Tsar Nicholas II in the film by Alexei Uchitel “Matilda”, and star of TV series “homeland” Nina Hoss.
Only a man stood up of 36 artists and culture. They do not agree with the charges put forward against Serebrennikov and relate them to the oppression of his creative freedom. According to colleagues of Cyril, the waste of money that was allocated for the staging of “Midsummer night’s Dream”, is absurd, because it showed in Riga and Paris, was nominated for “Golden mask”, and also captured on video. Defenders, I’m not asking to stop the persecution.
The trial of Kirill Serebrennikov: details of meetings and event support
Colleagues Kirill Serebrennikov urged to do everything possible so he never went to jail. His appeal they addressed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, foreign Minister to Sigmar Gabriel, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the Prosecutor General’s office.
Earlier, the famous Director was supported by his many friends at home. For Kirill Serebrennikov sponsored 38 people, including Andrei Malakhov, Philip Kirkorov, Fedor Bondarchuk, Danila Kozlovsky, Yevgeny Mironov, Chulpan Khamatova, Nut Federmesser, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Alexei Uchitel, Ksenia Sobchak, Maxim Vitorgan, Vladimir Spivakov, Ivan Urgant, Sergey Svetlakov, and other actors, Directors, journalists and public figures.
We will remind that on August 23, Kirill Serebrennikov, who is suspected of embezzling 68 million rubles was delivered to the Basmanny court. As a result of the artist was placed under house arrest until October 19, 2017. The Director, on foot of which is wearing an electronic bracelet, was allowed to visit “Gogol-center” with the approval of the investigator. Protection Serebrennikov appealed the arrest – date of appeal consideration is not appointed yet.
Meanwhile, the shooting of the film about Victor Tsoy, on which the man worked in St. Petersburg shortly before his arrest, was suspended. Producer Ilya Stewart told reporters that the film will not be able to finish without the involvement of famous Director.