Earlier than the beginning of the 56th version of the competition, a number of main Ukrainian filmmakers and Ukraine’s ambassador to Prague protested over the scheduled screening of Captain Volkonogov Escaped.
Ukrainian ambassador Yevhen Perebyinis mentioned in an open letter that it might be “inhuman” to display Ukrainian movies alongside a Russian film made with help from Russia’s tradition ministry at a time when Russian troops had “dedicated atrocities” throughout their invasion of his nation.
A world movie competition within the Czech spa city of Karlovy Differ opened on Friday amid controversy, following a protest by Ukraine over the screening of a Russian movie alongside Ukrainian-made motion pictures.
Organisers mentioned they take into account the Russian film, whose world premiere was ultimately 12 months’s Venice Movie Competition, as being not directly essential of the present Russian management.
4 Ukrainian movies and eight different nearly-completed motion pictures produced or co-produced by Ukraine can even be screened on the competition.
After being cancelled in 2020 and delayed in 2021 as a result of pandemic, this 12 months’s competition will culminate in a ceremony to honour Australian Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush for his contribution to world cinema.
Rush gained an Academy Award for actor in a number one function in Shine in 1997. The competition can even display his motion pictures The King’s Speech and Quills.
Organisers can even honour US Oscar-winning actor and producer Benicio Del Toro and Czech actor Bolek Polivka.
The competition runs till July 9. The jury will take into account 12 motion pictures for the highest prize, the Crystal Globe.