Armenian director Jivan Avetisyan’s “Gate to Heaven” was removed from the non-competitive program of the 42nd Moscow International Film Festival. According to “Zerkalo”, the Ministry of Culture has taken appropriate measures for this.
The picture is not even mentioned on the website of the film festival, although as the Google archive shows, it used to be there.
At the same time, the main program of the competition includes a film by Azerbaijani director Ismail Safarli “The Fisherman’s Daughter”.
Earlier, it was reported that the world premiere of the film “Gate to Heaven” directed by Jivan Avetisyan was to take place within the framework of the International Moscow Film Festival (October 1-8), where the film was supposed to be shown officially as part of a non-competitive program. This had been reported by the press service of the National Cinema Center of Armenia, with the assistance of which the film had been made.
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