Director Nikita Mikhalkov wrote a statement to Vitaly Mansky.
Last spring, Ksenia Sobchak released an interview with Vitaly Mansky. During the conversation, the director spoke sharply about the eminent colleague. Nikita Sergeevich did not leave the statements of the documentary filmmaker without attention and turned to the relevant authorities.
Ksenia Sobchak reported on tense relations between colleagues. “Director Nikita Mikhalkov wrote a statement against director Vitaly Mansky and accused him of slander. Now the case against the second one is being investigated under Part 2 of Art. 128.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The reason was a statement made during an interview with me, in which Mansky said that “at least 85 percent of the budget is stolen at the Moscow International Festival.” Nikita Sergeevich (who is also the president of the Moscow International Film Festival), apparently, does not agree with the statement“, – wrote the journalist.
The TV presenter added that she was a witness in this case. “Mansky said Mikhalkov was offended, came to the police, wrote a statement, a criminal case was opened there, they asked me to testify”, she said.
By the way, earlier Nikita Sergeevich denied that he would go to court because of the words of the author of the documentaries.
“I don’t think I was offended,” said the 76-year-old director. – But if the Union of Cinematographers, and this is about five thousand people, decides that they insulted its leader, I will not do anything against it.“.
Andrey Konchalovsky stood up for the eminent brother. He noted that Mansky was not supposed to get personal, even if they have different views on values.
“Respect is a tricky thing, it requires restraint in language. You can have different attitudes towards the social activities of Nikita Sergeevich, but no one will argue that Mikhalkov as an artist is an outstanding personality. Beliefs can be different, but they should not be publicly expressed in sub-choice phrases.”, – said the director for the “Bloody lady”.