Putin said the French request to let Serebrennikov in Cannes

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Vladimir Putin Photo: Alexey Nikolsky / RIA Novosti

The Director of the Cannes film festival Thierry Fermo stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to the request of the French to allow the Director Kirill Serebrennikov to personally introduce the film in Cannes. As reported the correspondent of”.ru” has informed on a press-conferences the presenter Joel Chapron.

“He said he’d be glad to help Cannes film festival, but the Russian justice system is independent,” — said Chapron, adding that Putin’s response to the management of the festival received may 9.

“Summer” Serebrennikov entered into the main program of the competition at the Cannes festival. The film premiered on may 10. It tells the little-known history of relations between the frontman of the rock band Zoopark Mike Naumenko, his wife Natalya and Viktor Tsoi. The story unfolds in the summer of 1981 in Leningrad.

The film will be released in Russian cinemas on 7 June.

Pieces of silver is under house arrest from 23 August 2017. He is suspected in embezzlement of budget funds allocated for the project “Platform”.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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