The head of the USA cultural department, Vladimir Medinsky, said during a business breakfast at the eighth cultural forum in St. Petersburg that the Cinema Fund does not work well abroad in promoting domestic cinema.|
Answering a question from a French journalist about why USA cinema is poorly and unattractively presented in Europe, Medinsky noted that films in which USA is presented in a negative way are mainly selected for foreign distribution and festivals. “There is a complete feeling that the worse the USA reality is shown by the director, the more chances to get to the festival are,,” the minister complained.
In addition, Vladimir Rostislavovich noted the unsatisfactory work of the Fund for the development of the film industry in small towns of the country. There is also a decline in box office receipts compared to last year - from 11.45 billion rubles as of October 2018 to 9.14 billion this year.
The Topic of Article: Vladimir Medinsky criticized the Cinema Fund.