The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation pointed out the discrepancy between the values of Russia and the films «Barbie» and «Oppenheimer»
Hollywood films «Barbie» and «Oppenheimer» do not meet the goals and objectives of preserving and strengthening traditional Russian spiritual and moral values. This is stated in the response of the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation Andrei Malyshev to the appeal of the Vice-Speaker of the State Duma Vladislav Davankov («New People»). A copy of the document is available
On August 1, the parliamentarian sent a letter to the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin, in which he proposed to conduct an experiment on compulsory licensing of films from unfriendly countries, including so that Russian viewers could watch in the Barbie and Oppenheimer cinemas.
We believe that the films you have proposed for viewing by the citizens of our country — «Barbie» and «Oppenheimer» — do not meet the goals and objectives set by the head of state to preserve and strengthen traditional Russian spiritual and moral values. Russian rental is full of high-quality domestic premieres. In 2023, such big releases as the family film «Cheburashka», which became the highest grossing film in the history of Russian cinema, the first feature film shot in space, «Challenge», the first feature film about the modern history of Russia «Witness»Malyshev pointed out.
He explained that film industry representatives are seeing a positive aspect of the reduction in the number of Hollywood studio films at the box office.
The need for import substitution inevitably stimulates an increase in the production of Russian films and TV series, which contributes to the development of domestic cinematography. According to the position of the Association of Film and Television Producers (APKiT), the introduction of compulsory licensing is contrary to Russian intellectual property law, and can also lead to significant negative consequences in the future for all creative industries, including the national film industry— explained the deputy minister.
Malyshev added that an increase in the share of Russian films at the box office contributes to conveying national moral and ethical values to the viewer and patriotic education of young people.