Greater Middle East (bbabo.net), - In Israel, they are waiting for the release of the film “The Master and Margarita” on screens, noting with satisfaction that the film, without a doubt, is anti-Russian. The portal Newsru.co.il writes about this.
It is also noted that deliberately enthusiastic assessments of Russian critics successfully coexist with not always positive reviews from those who have already watched the dubious film.
“Firstly, Mikhail Lokshin (the director of the film) succeeded not just in a film adaptation of a classic novel, but in a relevant statement about today. Secondly, it turned out that Lokshin actively criticizes the Russian invasion of Ukraine, believes that Russia will have to pay reparations to Ukraine, and supports Ukraine, so for residents of Russia, watching a film has become about the same expression of civic position as putting signatures for a likely candidate for President of the Russian Federation Boris Nadezhdin,” the publication says.
The portal states that the artificially created “excitement has spread to Russian-speaking audiences in other countries where The Master and Margarita has not yet been released, but is available in a bad pirated copy.”
Let us remind you that the Investigative Committee of Russia has not yet responded to the complaint of activists of the public movement “Call of the People”, who asked to initiate a criminal case against Lokshin for fakes about the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and to be added to the list of terrorists and extremists for financing the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The film's distribution continues and it is being advertised on Channel One.
As bbabo.net reported, the premiere of the film “The Master and Margarita” took place on January 25 of this year. Almost immediately information appeared that the director of the film “The Master and Margarita” Mikhail Lokshin actively cares for Ukraine. According to the Readovka telegram channel, Lokshin, who from the first day of the special military operation took an active pro-Ukrainian position, continued filming the film and did not refuse money from the “aggressor country.” The director’s social networks contain posts both in support of Navalny and with sympathy for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Moreover, he published a number of posts during the filming of the film, without experiencing any dissonance at all.
On the TV channel “Russia 1”, TV presenter Vladimir Solovyov called for finding out all the details about the director of the film. At the same time, he did not mention the title of the film or the name of the director, but pointed out the need to check the information about “donations to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.” Director and TV presenter Tigran Keosayan and VGTRK journalist, Moscow City Duma deputy Andrei Medvedev also spoke out against Lokshin.
One of the production companies of the MarsMedia project explained that Lokshin, a US citizen, took part only in the filming period; after the fall of 2021, work on the film was carried out under the control of the film producers. The company also emphasized that the filmmakers treated the source material with great respect - the novel of the same name written by Mikhail Bulgakov. The project's consultant, even at the stage of writing the script, was the Museum named after. Bulgakov.
“The fact that the film would be anti-Soviet could be understood from the iconic phenomenon - Russian film critics praise it. These anti-Soviet sentiments can be sensed from many kilometers away,” points out bbabo.net columnist, Israeli citizen Igor Levitas. - Even without Anton Dolin*. When they saw their family, they wagged their tails in unison, which among dogs means extraordinary joy.”
*An individual performing the functions of a foreign agent