Famous Russian directors call for ban on Hollywood films over sanctions

Film director Yury Kara suggests Russia should impose a ban on American movies in response to U.S. Sanctions.

This ‘temporary’ measure will provide an opportunity to show more Russian films in Russian movie theatres, the director believes.  

“Hollywood would then apply pressure on Obama and push him to repeal the sanctions,” Kara said, as quoted by the Interfax news agency.  

“As long as the sanctions against Russia are in place, we should ban all American movies from Russian movie theatres,” he told a meeting of the All-Russia People’s Front, a movement connected to Vladimir Putin‘s United Russia party.

The proposal was partially supported by movie director, fellow chairman of the General Headquarters of the National Front Stanislav Govorukhin. He thinks that American movies in Russia should only be limited, and the percentage of European, Korean and Iranian films should increase.

“I think that it would be good to limit Hollywood movies on Russian screens, but not at the cost of Russian cinema, we make about 60 movies, but on account of movies made in countries with rich cinematographic history: Turkey, Korea, Iran, Japan, European cinema,” news agency ITAR-TASS cites Govorukhin.

In his opinion, the West fears of Russia’s cultural consolidation.


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