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Kirill Serebrennikov Gets Three-Year Suspended Sentence In Controversial Embezzlement Case

“[The decision is] a surprise legal victory in a fraud case his supporters say was politically motivated and a test of artistic freedom in Russia. Suspended sentences are widely seen as the lightest punishment in Russia’s legal system, which rarely issues not-guilty verdicts. The sentencing was met with applause by the hundreds of supporters gathered outside.” – The Moscow Times
Tags: Art, Russia, People, Moscow, Kirill Serebrennikov, 06.26.20

Kirill Serebrennikov: Russian film and stage director convicted of fraud

Supporters say the case against Kirill Serebrennikov is aimed at muzzling the arts in Russia.
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Prominent Russian Director Is Convicted of Embezzlement

But in a surprise, Kirill Serebrennikov was given only a suspended sentence in a case that was seen as a warning to Moscow’s vibrant theater world.
Tags: News, Moscow, Opera, Russian Orthodox Church, Bolshoi Theater, Kirill Serebrennikov, Moscow (Russia, Gogol Center, Serebrennikov, Kirill S

Director Kirill Serebrennikov Convicted Of Embezzlement In Case Many See As Trumped-Up

The 50-year-old Russian, celebrated at home and overseas for his productions of theatre, film, and opera, is artistic director of the Gogol Center, Moscow’s most celebrated stage for avant-garde and dissident work. (He is also a frequent critic of Vladimir Putin.) He and two colleagues were convicted of stealing 129 million rubles ($1.8 million) in government funding designated for projects that, prosecutors alleged (and the judge agreed), never took place — even though many people saw the prod...
Tags: Art, People, Moscow, Vladimir Putin He, Kirill Serebrennikov, 06.26.20

Kirill Serebrennikov, Director of Cannes Film ‘Leto,’ Found Guilty of Embezzlement

Film and theater director Kirill Serebrennikov, whose film “Leto” played in competition in Cannes in 2018, was found guilty of embezzlement by a Russian court on Friday, according to news agency TASS. Serebrennikov, a vocal critic of the Kremlin, was accused of being the leader of a group that embezzled 129 million roubles ($1.87 million) […]
Tags: News, Global, Kremlin, Cannes, Leto, Kirill Serebrennikov, Cannes Film ` Leto, TASS Serebrennikov

Top Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov convicted of fraud

Moscow theatre leader and two others guilty in case critics say is politically motivatedA Moscow court has convicted the acclaimed Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov of fraud in a case that supporters saw as a test of artistic freedom in Russia.The three-year case against Serebrennikov, who was accused of stealing about £1.5m, reached its finale despite nearly falling apart last year. Hundreds of cultural figures in Russia and abroad have spoken out in his support. Continue r...
Tags: Europe, Russia, World news, Moscow, Kirill Serebrennikov, Serebrennikov

Private Players Rewrite Rules for Financing Russian Films

Producer Ilya Stewart was in the early days of financing “Petrov’s Flu,” the latest feature from Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov (“Leto”), when he chose to bypass state funding bodies. The decision was made “for a variety of reasons,” he says, but it was nonetheless a risky move in a country where government support is still […]
Tags: Russia, Markets & Festivals, Chernobyl, Cannes, Petrov, Leto, Marche Du Film, Kirill Serebrennikov, Ilya Stewart, Petrov's Flu

Prosecutors Seek Prison Term For Russian Theater Director Accused of Embezzlement

Russian prosecutors are seeking a six-year prison term for theater director Kirill Serebrennikov, who has been accused of embezzling state funds. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Cannes Market: Kirill Serebrennikov Prepping Series About Soviet Filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky (EXCLUSIVE)

Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov (“Leto,” “The Student”) is developing a limited series based on the life of legendary Soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, Variety has learned exclusively. The series will be written and directed by Serebrennikov, and produced by Ilya Stewart, Murad Osmann and Pavel Burya of Moscow-based Hype Film. “Andrei Tarkovsky and his iconic masterpieces […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Moscow, Cannes, Andrei Tarkovsky, Kirill Serebrennikov, Serebrennikov, Ilya Stewart, Cannes Market, Andrei Tarkovsky Variety, Ilya Stewart Murad Osmann, Pavel Burya

‘Wasp Network’ Producer Teams With Kirill Serebrennikov on ‘Josef Mengele’ Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov, whose last film “Leto” competed at Cannes in 2018, is teaming with “Wasp Network” producer Charles Gillibert to adapt the best-selling French novel “The Disappearance of Josef Mengele.” Winner of the prestigious Renaudot Prize in 2017, Olivier Guez’s novel “The Disappearance of Josef Mengele” was published in more than 30 countries […]
Tags: News, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Josef Mengele, Leto, Wasp Network, Charles Gillibert, Kirill Serebrennikov, Olivier Guez

The Quicksand Of Cultural Politics In Russia: The Case Of Kirill Serebrennikov

“Serebrennikov was a particularly Russian type of rebel: one who sought, and attained, mainstream success, often with the blessing and support of the state.” Until, that is, his sudden arrest in 2017 on charges of embezzlement widely believed to be trumped-up — and his unexpected release last year. “Just as your downfall may come with no warning or explanation, so, too, can your redemption.” An excerpt from Joshua Yaffa’s Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin’s Russia. – T...
Tags: Art, Putin, Russia, Issues, Kirill Serebrennikov, Joshua Yaffa, Serebrennikov, 01.17.20

This Week In Trailers: Bacurau, Leto, Mari, Monos, Happy Winter

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, we dance our way through existential sadness, get happy by checking in with Udo Kier, take a seriously long holiday in Italy, stay ...
Tags: Movies, This Week In Trailers, Movie Trailers, Leto, Mari, Movie Marketing, Kirill Serebrennikov, Alejandro Landes, Kleber Mendonca Filho, Monos, Bacurau, Georgia Parris, Juliano Dornelles

Official US Trailer for Russian Rock Band Film 'Leto' Starring Teo Yoo

Leto! Gunpowder & Sky has debuted an official US trailer for the indie Russian film Leto, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year to some rave reviews. This also went on to play at lots of other festivals throughout last year, from Karlovy Vary to Vienna and more. Leto, directed by filmmaker & theater director Kirill Serebrennikov who was under house arrest for the last year, is based on the true story of Viktor Tsoy and his band called Kino. The title translates to Summer, and...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Vienna, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Indies, Leto, To Watch, Foreign Film, Kirill Serebrennikov, Teo Yoo, Leto Gunpowder Sky, Viktor Tsoy

Moscow court orders new study in theater director’s case

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow has commissioned a new expert study in the case of an acclaimed theater and film director accused of embezzlement, and adjourned the hearings for two months. The court on Monday upheld a motion by Kirill Serebrennikov’s defense that claimed that the charges against him are based on the […]
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After 20 Months, Director Kirill Serebrennikov Freed From House Arrest

“A Moscow city court judge overturned a decision by a lower tribunal last week to extend his arrest for three more months … The 49-year-old head of Moscow’s Gogol Centre theatre — who supporters say is facing politically motivated [embezzlement] charges — has been detained since August 2017. He will now be able to work and communicate, as long as he stays in Moscow.” – Yahoo! (AFP)
Tags: Art, People, Moscow, Kirill Serebrennikov, Gogol Centre, 04.08.19

Russian film director Kirill Serebrennikov gets bail in fraud case

Kirill Serebrennikov denies embezzling around $2m in public money from a theatre project.
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Renowned Russian director Serebrennikov freed from house arrest

Court orders release of theatre and film director on trial over embezzlement chargesA Russian court has ordered the release from house arrest of the renowned film and theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov, who is on trial on embezzlement charges.On Monday, a Moscow city court judge overturned a decision by a lower tribunal last week to extend his arrest for three months, Serebrennikov’s lawyer said. Continue reading...
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Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov freed from house arrest

Court orders release of theatre and film director on trial over embezzlement chargesA Russian court has ordered the release from house arrest of the renowned film and theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov, who is on trial on embezzlement charges.On Monday, a Moscow city court judge overturned a decision by a lower tribunal last week to extend his arrest for three months, Serebrennikov’s lawyer said. Continue reading...
Tags: Film, Russia, Theatre, World news, Culture, Moscow, Kirill Serebrennikov, Serebrennikov

Court frees acclaimed Russian director from house arrest

MOSCOW (AP) — An acclaimed Russian theater and film director was freed from house arrest Monday, a verdict that follows longtime calls for his release from prominent cultural figures worldwide. The Moscow City Court overturned a district court’s decision to extend the house arrest for Kirill Serebrennikov, and ordered him freed on his own recognizance […]
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Moscow, Moscow City Court, Kirill Serebrennikov

Russian court frees director who poked fun at authorities on bail

The detention of Kirill Serebrennikov, an award-winning director, prompted an outcry among the country's liberal cultural elite who said the director was being persecuted for his work which lampooned what he saw as the pernicious role of the church and state in Russian society. Investigators accuse Serebrennikov, 49, art director at Moscow's avant-garde Gogol Centre theater, of leading a criminal group which embezzled 133 million roubles ($2.04 million) in state funds, a charge he denied. The ...
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Director Kirill Serebrennikov’s House Arrest Extended Yet Again

His confinement, pending trial on embezzlement charges that many observers contend are politically motivated, has now been extended to July 4. Nevertheless, he continues to work remotely, directing several opera productions abroad, and Russia’s film academy just gave him a Best Director award for his movie Leto (Summer). – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Tags: Art, Russia, People, House, Kirill Serebrennikov, 04.02.19

From House Arrest, With No Internet, Kirill Serebrennikov Is Still Directing Operas

“Serebrennikov, the enfant terrible of Russian theatre, cinema and ballet, has been shuttered in his apartment for two years, accused of embezzlement in what his followers consider politically motivated charges.” But he’s now finishing his third opera staging under these conditions — an updated Verdi Nabucco in Hamburg. Thank heaven for USB sticks. – Yahoo! (AFP)
Tags: Art, Music, Hamburg, Kirill Serebrennikov, Serebrennikov, 03.07.19, Verdi Nabucco

Star Russian Director’s Trial Seen As A Threat To Artistic Freedom

Kirill Serebrennikov has been charged with embezzlement and faces 10 years in prison. Supporters have compared his trial to the purge of directors during the Soviet Union and the censorship of leading writers under the Tsars. “People of culture have always held the most dangerous position in Russia,” Liya Akhedzhakova, a celebrated actor who starred in Soviet classics like Office Romance, told the Guardian in court on Tuesday. “They are the first to be targeted.”
Tags: Art, Russia, People, Office Romance, Soviet Union, Liya Akhedzhakova, Kirill Serebrennikov, 11.15.18

Trial of Russian stage director seen as test for artistic freedom

Kirill Serebrennikov has been charged with embezzlement and faces 10 years in prisonKirill Serebrennikov entered court this week in a black T-shirt bearing a message for Russia, a quote from Nikolai Gogol’s Dead Souls: “Rus’, what do you want from me?”It was an apt question from Russia’s leading avant-garde director, who faces a tortuous, months-long criminal trial seen as a bellwether for artistic freedom in the country. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Russia, World news, Culture, Freedom Of Speech, Nikolai Gogol, Kirill Serebrennikov, Serebrennikov

‘I Never Stole Or Embezzled Anything’: First Day Of Director Kirill Serebrennikov’s Trial In Moscow

“The artistic director of the Gogol Centre theatre said he did not understand the meaning of the prosecution’s indictment, which he compared to a ‘broken printer’ that repeats ‘absurd’ claims over and over. … Last week, Serebrennikov was nominated in three different categories for Russia’s prestigious Golden Mask theatre award,” and his staging of Mozart’s Così fan tutte, which he directed remotely while under house arrest, opened in Zurich.
Tags: Art, Russia, People, Moscow, Mozart, Kirill Serebrennikov, Serebrennikov, 11.07.18

Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov goes on trial for fraud

Director Kirill Serebrennikov goes on trial in a case supporters say is designed to silence artists.
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The Locked-Up Russian Opera Director, Working From House Arrest 1400 Miles Away

In Zurich, Kirill Serebrennikov directs Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, but not with ease. “Through a relay process that can seem closer to international espionage than traditional theater-making — involving files swapped on USB sticks, a lawyer acting as a courier, and extraordinary patience — the Zurich Opera has found a way for the director to retain artistic control from captivity, 1,400 miles away.”
Tags: Art, Music, Zurich, Mozart, Tutte, Kirill Serebrennikov, Miles Away, 11.02.18, Zurich Opera

Russia Locked Him Up. But He’s Directing an Opera 1,400 Miles Away.

Kirill Serebrennikov, under house arrest in Moscow, is staging a production of “Così Fan Tutte” in Zurich through a process closer to espionage than traditional theater.
Tags: News, Russia, Moscow, Opera, Zurich, Mozart, Evgeny, Tutte, Andreas, Homoki, Kirill Serebrennikov, Moscow (Russia, Wolfgang Amadeus, Serebrennikov, Kirill S, Zurich (Switzerland

After 14 Months’ House Arrest, Trial Of Russian Director Kirill Serebrennikov Finally Begins

The award-winning stage and film director is accused of embezzling from the Gogol Center, the award-winning avant-garde theatre he runs in Moscow. Reporter Oliver Carroll provides some background on both the director and the charges — which many observers say are trumped-up — and points out some basic weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.
Tags: Art, People, House, Moscow, Kirill Serebrennikov, 10.24.18, Oliver Carroll

How A Director Under House Arrest In Moscow Directs An Opera In Zurich

Kirill Serebrennikov has been confined to his home for well over a year on embezzlement charges many say are trumped-up. Zurich Opera House had engaged Serebrennikov to direct Così fan tutte two years ago and decided to go ahead, figuring that he’d be released by now. No such luck — worse, he’s not allowed to use the internet or even a telephone. Shaun Walker reports on how Serebrennikov is managing to stage the production anyway.
Tags: Art, Music, Moscow, Zurich, Shaun Walker, Kirill Serebrennikov, Zurich Opera House, Serebrennikov, 10.08.18