State cinema banned the screening of two films starring Alexei Kravchenko in Ukraine: what the fan of Putin said about the war
The State Film Agency of Ukraine reported that in 2023, Ukraine banned the screening of two films featuring Russian actor Alexei Kravchenko, who supports the Putin regime and the terrorist war. The ban applies to the Russian film Little Devil (1995) and the Czech-Slovak-Ukrainian film The Painted Bird (2019).
This decision was made by the State Film Agency after Kravchenko was included in the list of persons who pose a threat to Ukraine's state security. This was reported by Interfax-Ukraine.
"In 2023, the state registration was canceled and the state certificates for the right to distribute and show two films with the participation of Russian actor Alexei Kravchenko were invalidated due to his inclusion in the list of persons who pose a threat to state security," the agency reports, citing data from the State Film Agency.
Such bans are part of Ukraine's policy of limiting Russian cultural influence. In total, the source notes, the State Film Agency issued state certificates for the distribution and screening of 328 films in the past year.
It should be noted that Alexei Kravchenko is a fan of Russian aggression. He fervently promotes Kremlin narratives to the masses. In particular, in 2021, the actor played one of the main roles in the false propaganda film Solntsepek, which takes place in Luhansk in May 2014.
Kravchenko himself called the war a huge tragedy. However, he cynically added that the "huge sin" is not on the aggressors but on those who allegedly "provoked" the war.
The actor also spoke dismissively of his colleagues who opposed the war. In particular, he criticized Artur Smolyaninov, with whom he co-starred in the 9th Company. He said that the former ex-army officer had no "strength of character" and lashed out at him for his "unpatriotic" position.
As OBOZ.UA wrote, earlier, the State Agency of Ukraine for Cinema reacted to the excitement around the propaganda Russian series Slovo Patsana in the Ukrainian information space, which romanticizes the U.S.S.R., robbery and crime. The State Film Agency stated that the distribution and demonstration of the Russian film product "is clearly regarded as a violation of the law, which is punishable." Read more in the article.