The film, directed by Alexei Uchitel, has not yet released, but has already managed to make a lot of noise. The noise occurs about the image of Nicholas II, which is one of the main characters of the film.
Metropolitan Veniamin of Vladivostok and Primorye made a request not to show the film at the international festival "Pacific Meridian", which takes place in Vladivostok. But the organizers of the festival do not plan to make changes to the plan of the festival.<br>
According to the news Agency RIA-Novosti, Tatiana Artemiev, representative of the press service of the festival, confirmed that they received a request of Metropolitan Benjamin, the film was not included in the repertoire of the festival. Earlier it was planned that the festival will show thirty minute excerpt from the film and meeting the Director of the Teacher. But the culture Ministry was allowed to release the movie in theaters, so the plan of the festival will not be changed.<br>
The buzz around "Matilda" was caused by the fact that the image of the canonized Nicholas II in the film, not the real image. But the filmmakers disagree with the statement, arguing that we should not judge the movie until then, until it is ready.