Last summer, Kirill Serebrennikov accused of the theft of at least 68 million rubles. Since the Director is under house arrest, which is now extended to August 22. In support of the Director were many stars including American actress cate Blanchett.
Judicial scandal associated with the name Kirill Serebrennikov has dragged on for so long that even dedicated fans of the 48-year-old filmmaker confused in the decisions of the judges. So, July 19th was supposed to end the house arrest of the Director, which has lasted 11 months, but today, the court adopted a new decision — Serebrennikov will have to hold home for another month.
Thus, the Director of “Gogol-center” will be under house arrest for a year. A similar decision was rendered in the case of the Director of the Russian academic youth theatre Sofia Apfelbaum, which will wait for the decision of the court in the apartment until September 19.
“The court ruled to extend the house arrest against the accused Serebrennikov to 12 months, i.e. until 22 August 2018,” so the court ruled.
Recall that the case under article “Theft in especially large size” was initiated on may 23, 2017. Then the Ministry of Culture estimated their losses at 200 million rubles. In the apartment of the Director and the theater “Gogol-center” were searched, and initially silver was considered only a witness in the case. However, during the proceedings he became the main suspect.
According to investigators, Serebrennikov organized the theft of at least 68 million rubles allocated in 2011-2014 for the project “Platform”. However, the Director himself denies the accusations, calling them absurd.
In defense of the Director made celebrity, Ksenia Sobchak, Victoria Iskhakova and even American actress cate Blanchett. However, words of support to the star friends did not affect the court’s decision.
Now Kirill Semenovich deprived of the opportunity to work and implement existing projects. His latest film “Summer”, dedicated to the early biography of Viktor Tsoi, was the real star at the Cannes film festival in 2018. The film was considered one of the top contenders for the Palme d’or, but in the end was awarded for best soundtrack.
During the arrest, the Director was faced with a tragedy: on 17 February, has left the life of his mother Irina Litvin. Woman for a long time was paralyzed, and fought with severe disease. The Director loss did not comment, and it is still unknown whether he was able to attend the funeral.
According to “Interfax”, the court extended the house arrest of government, believing that he can still escape or attempt to induce witnesses to give false testimony. However, the pieces of silver continues to call excited — aggressive attempt to destroy it, as a creative person.