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Cannes: ‘Tchaikovsky’s Wife’ Director Calls for Sanctions Against Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich to Be Lifted

Russian dissident director Kirill Serebrennikov says that sanctions against Roman Abramovich, the Russian oligarch behind the film fund Kinoprime which finances Russian art house films, including Serebrennikov’s Cannes Film Festival entry Tchaikovsky’s Wife, should be lifted. “We have to lift the sanctions against Abramovich,” said the director during the Cannes press conference for Tchaikovsky’s Wife. Kinoprime was also behind Serebrennikov’s previous film Petrov’s Flu.More from The Hollywood ReporterCannes: Internet Outage Hits Seaside City Mid-FestivalCannes: Imax Signs Documentary Deal With Dolphin Entertainment, Starting With 'Blue Angels''Harka': Film Review | Cannes 2022 During the press conference, Serebrennikov pointed out that Abramovich has been a...
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Kirill Serebrennikov Talks Russian Boycotts, Putin’s War and Oligarch Roman Abramovich

Click here to read the full article. Despite widespread calls to boycott Russian cinema in the wake of the Ukraine invasion, the Cannes Film Festival struck an uneasy compromise by banning state delegations and Russians with ties to President Vladimir Putin while allowing individual filmmakers to attend. It’s a decision iconoclastic Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov was quick to support on the eve of the world premiere of his latest feature, “Tchaikovsky’s Wife,” which bows in competition on May 18. The director was a no-show at his last two Cannes premieres due in no small part to a history of provocation and dissent...

Roman Abramovich and UK government reach resolution to push through Chelsea sale

Roman Abramovich and the UK government have found a legal resolution that should now usher through the Chelsea sale, the PA news agency understands.Lawyers for Abramovich and the government are understood to have found common ground on how to handle the Stamford Bridge club’s £1.5billion debt to the Chelsea owner.Abramovich has wanted to write off that debt since putting Chelsea up for sale on March 2, but Downing Street sanctions blocked that process amid frozen accounts.Government chiefs are understood to have raised repeated concerns that Abramovich would renege on his pledge to waive those loans, despite detailed assurances and planning...

France’s Ministry Of Finance Clarifies Position On Movies Funded By Sanctioned Russian Oligarchs After Roman Abramovich-Backed Pic Debuts In Cannes

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: As Roman Abramovich-backed Tchaikovsky’s Wife unspools this week at the Cannes Film Festival, the French Ministry of Economy and Finance has clarified its position regarding movies backed by sanctioned oligarchs. While the ministry said it couldn’t discuss specific cases or investigations, a spokesperson for the department told us: “It’s possible that the royalties brought in by a film can be frozen if the company that produced it is located in France or in a country of the European Union.” The ministry added: “According to the law, the assets of Russian people under European sanctions are...

Chelsea sale: Government accuse Roman Abramovich of putting takeover in doubt with demands

The sale of Chelsea has reportedly been thrown into doubt with the government yet to receive assurances from Roman Abramovich over the terms of an agreed deal.Abramovich, who has owned Chelsea for 19 years, announced his intention to sell the club in March after sanctions were levied against the billionaire after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.A consortium led by Todd Boehly agreed to terms on a £4.25 billion deal last month, but a number of reports now suggest this may be in peril.Several outlets suggest that there is concern within the government about the destination of the proceeds of the...

‘Tchaikovsky’s Wife’ Director Defends Pic’s Oligarch Financier Roman Abramovich: “We Need To Lift The Sanctions” – Cannes

Click here to read the full article. Tchaikovsky’s Wife filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov, a Russian dissident, was grilled, by the global press at Cannes over the pic being bankrolled by oligarch financing in particular Roman Abramovich, as well as the notion of the world’s boycott against all things Russia. Abramovich recently said he was donating monies from the sale of England’s Chelsea FC to a foundation that would benefit the war victims of Ukraine. Did the financier have similar plans to donate any future monies earned from Tchaikovsky’s Wife? Serebrennikov fielded the question by saying Abramovich is one of the good guys. “He helps modern...