The head of the Oscar Committee of the Russian Federation resigned with a protest

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The head of the Russian Oscar committee resigned with a protest

The director said, that he does not agree that the Film Academy of the Russian Federation refused to nominate a film for an Oscar in 2022.

Russian director and head of the Russian Oscar Committee Pavel Chukhrai left his post. The reason was that in 2022 the Film Academy of the Russian Federation decided not to nominate the film for the most prestigious Oscar award, TASS writes.

The director, who made the films Driver for Vera and The Thief, said in his letter that the decision of the Film Academy “is illegal “. According to him, it was adopted unilaterally and “through the head of the Oscar Commission.”

“I want to notify you that in protest I am resigning from my duties as chairman and leaving this organization,” Chukhrai wrote. in his address.

He noted that he noted that director Nikolai Dostal, who worked on the films Shtrafbat, the Little Giant of Great Sex, was also leaving the committee.

As you know, the last time in the film from the Russian Federation was among the nominees for an Oscar in 2014. Andrey Zvyagintsev's Leviathan became it.

Recall that Russian director and head of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation Nikita Mikhalkov at the Eurasian Economic Forum in Bishkek proposed creating an alternative to the American film award Oscar. He voiced the idea of ​​establishing the Eurasian Film Academy.

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