May 27, 2022
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Nikita Mikhalkov decided to create his own Oscar


Director Nikita Mikhalkov suggested abandoning European values.

The 76-year-old patriarch of Russian cinema came up with a high-profile initiative. He called for the creation of the Eurasian Film Academy and the establishment of its award, which will be similar to the American Oscar. Mikhalkov stressed that films that have a harmful effect on humans will not be nominated for this award.

The main award will be a diamond butterfly,” Nikita Sergeevich explained. But it shouldn’t be a festival. To make it clear, I will say that it will be a “Eurasian Oscar”. Films that correspond to the ideals that we will formulate together will participate in it. And they will not be able to get pictures that destroy the human essence“.

Nikita Mikhalkov - photo from the archive -
Nikita Mikhalkov – photo from the archive – “Instagram is a banned organization on the territory of the Russian Federation”

The actor of the melodrama “Cruel Romance” noted that films produced outside the EAEU will also be able to participate in this award. The main criterion for them, the father of many children considers compliance with the principles of ideology. According to the director, the award should be such that “wanted to fight for her“.

I believe that by joint efforts it is possible to make a prize fund in the region of 3-5 million dollars. The award will be presented annually in each country that enters the academy“, – Mikhalkov is quoted by Sputnik Kyrgyzstan.

The director of the Oscar-winning film Burnt by the Sun announced his initiative at the Eurasian Economic Forum in Bishkek. More than 2.5 thousand people from the EAEU countries and other states take part in the event.

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