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Wide's "CLIP" censored by the Russian Ministry of Culture, will screen in Toronto

Photo of Sydney Levine By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz August 26, 2012 at 1:39PM

Clip, a Serbian arthouse movie that swept a prestigious European festival this year was banned from screening in Russia by the Culture Ministry, prompting allegations of censorship.  Banned over indecent language and scenes of drug and alcohol abuse, as well as “pornographic” depictions of sex between minors, the decision spells a new era for the Culture Ministry, headed since May by Vladimir Medinsky, a conservative-minded PR specialist with a controversial reputation.  The ban was signed by Deputy Culture Minister Ivan Demidov, known for his radical Orthodox Christian views, Sam Klebanov, the prospective Russian distributor of Maywin, said.
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Clip, a Serbian arthouse movie that swept a prestigious European festival this year was banned from screening in Russia by the Culture Ministry, prompting allegations of censorship.  Banned over indecent language and scenes of drug and alcohol abuse, as well as “pornographic” depictions of sex between minors, the decision spells a new era for the Culture Ministry, headed since May by Vladimir Medinsky, a conservative-minded PR specialist with a controversial reputation.  The ban was signed by Deputy Culture Minister Ivan Demidov, known for his radical Orthodox Christian views, Sam Klebanov, the prospective Russian distributor of Maywin, said.

“This is the first case of such censoring, and an attempt to introduce moral censorship in the country,” he said, adding that explicit arthouse fare never had any screening problems in Russia.

Neither Demidov nor Medinsky commented on the censorship allegations as of Saturday. 

Clip, directed by Maja Milos, tells the story of a provincial teenager experimenting with drugs and sex in order to forget her near-dysfunctional family.

In January, the film split the main prize of the International Film Festival Rotterdam with two other movies. The jury touted it for an uncompromising and honest insight into the life of the “mobile generation”.

The film was set to premiere in Russia on August 30. Klebanov said the release is postponed, but not canceled because his company intends to sue.

The risk of not obtaining screening permits in Russia was previously limited almost exclusively to pornographic films with obscene titles. On important exception was Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat” (2006), a scathing satire of Kazakhstan and the United States, denied the screening permit in what critics said was Moscow’s gesture of solidarity with official Astana, which was outraged by the mockumentary.

Wide and Eye on Film will show the film in Toronto along with others (see below). 

WIDE MGMT

Screenings :

09/09/12 at 9.15 AM/ Scotiabank 6
09/10/12 at 5.15 PM/ Cineplex Yonge Dundas 2
09/12/12 at 9.30 PM / Cineplex Yonge Dundas 2 

TRES


TRES 

Screenings :

09/06/12  at 6:45PM / Cinema 4 TIFF Bell Lightbox
09/11/12 at 9:00PM /Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 3
09/12/12  at 2:45PM /Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 3
09/15/12 at 9:30AM / Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 3
2 at 2.30 PM/Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 3

ZABANA

Zabana

Screenings:

09/07/12 at 6.30 PM/ TIFF Bell Lightbox
09/08/12 at 9.15 AM/ TIFF Bell Lightbox
09/09/12 at 6.30 PM/ Cineplex Odeon Yonge & Dundas

AS IF WE WERE CATCHING A COBRA

As if we were catching a cobra

Screenings :

09/09/12 at 9.15 PM/ TIFF Bell Lightbox
09/10/12 at 11.30 AM/ Scotibank 6 Theatre
09/11/12 at 10.00 PM/ Jackman Hall
09/12/12 at 2.00 PM/ Scotibank 6

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