The Oscar nominee condemned Russia’s all-out invasion of Ukraine.
Bulgarian animator, director and screenwriter Teodor Ushev refused the Moscow Film Festival award for his film Phi 1.618. This was reported by the Bulgarian news service.
Since the director was not in Russia, the organizers of the film festival asked to record his performance.
Yes, he assured that he used to love Russian culture and admire it, but the deadly war changed everything. In particular, he noted that every new rocket fired into the territory of Ukraine is killing Russian culture.
“Your culture is the most powerful weapon of Russia. We eagerly read your literature, watched your exciting films. And suddenly everything disappeared. I must say this, because my film raises exactly the subject of destruction of culture, art, love, humanism. Their destruction of totalitarianism, dictatorship. War destroys Russian culture. Every rocket you fire burns a Russian book. Every bomb you fire explodes a poem, destroys a film. For every innocent child or woman you kill, you kill a writer, artist, director. War kills your art. “What do you need it for? For the sake of a piece of land where not a single potato sprout will fall after the war? And if it happens, it is poison – to the torture of those who killed people. I do not understand. Please, let’s do something. Man and love must overcome hate and death. I believe that all is not lost. Save at least one poem! “- said Theodore Ushev.
However, this video was not shown at the awards ceremony. From the stage there were words that the filmmakers could not attend the ceremony, and the award will be given to them later.
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