In the Taganrog Gorky Park, they showed the comedy "8 New Dates", which starred the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky. According to "Notebook Taganrog", the film caused outrage among the townspeople.
The screening took place at 17:00 in the open-air cinema.
“Older people turned around and left, teenagers watched. It seems to me that this is not patriotic, ”a local resident, who was in the park at the time of the show, told the publication.
Oksana Rigert, director of the park, told Notepad that she was on a business trip that day, but the very idea of showing such a film does not seem inappropriate to her: “A film is a film. Show a list of censorship or a document prohibiting it? There are a lot of Russian actors there. As soon as people started to resent, the film was turned off.”
The publication launched a poll in social networks "Is it permissible to show films with Zelensky in Russia?". 75% (575 people) consider it unacceptable, 17% (130 people) think that there is nothing wrong with the film. 8% (6 people) could not decide on the answer.
“I would leave too. It's like showing an interview with Putin in Ukraine. They would have burned the screen and the one who installed it,” local residents wrote in the comments.
There was another reaction: “From the fact that Zelensky became the president of a country at war with us, the same “Servant of the People” with his participation did not cease to be a brilliant film that turned world history. Well, if objectively. I haven't seen the movie you mentioned, so I can't say anything about it. But according to the general logic, then Galustyan and others who played with him in the clownish film about Napoleon, for example, should be given repression. Why lump everything together? However, there is no need to show any shnyaga that irritates the audience.