The director of Russian Ark has accused Russia’s culture ministry of “unfriendliness and aggressiveness”

Russian film director Alexander Sokurov has shut down his film foundation citing hostility from Russia’s ministry of culture.

In comments reported by Russian news agency Interfax (via the Hollywood Reporter), Sokurov said the ministry’s “unfriendliness and aggressiveness” was behind his decision to close Primer Inotnatsii (Example of Intonation).

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