The well-known Russian director Stanislav Govorukhin, the head of the Duma Culture Committee after screening of his work Druggist in Winter Theater of Sochi on Tuesday confessed he was offended at the audience because of reaction to his movie Weekend and would probably no more shoot films.
This year Weekend became the movie opening the Kinotavr Film Festival, which kicked off in Sochi on June 2.
“The movie will not be titled this way, it is not completed yet. There were several screenings and reaction was identical every time. When I heard laughter for the first time, it astonished and even offended me. But they laughed in three different audiences in the same places” —Mr. Govorukhin said during a meeting with the audience and then pointed out that he would probably not make any more films— “the spirit somehow is not there”.
Kinotavr is taking place from June 2 to June 9 this year. 12 movies are in the main competition of the present festival.