European Cinema Academy Pay Tribute to Oleh Sentsov at European Film Awards Ceremony
The detention of Oleh Sentsov is a huge disregard for culture and artistic freedom
On Dec. 15, in Spain, the 31 European Film Awards ceremony took place, where one of the members of the commission, the Polish director Agnieszka Holland rose to speak about the prisoner of the Kremlin, Oleh Sentsov, reports European Film Awards on Facebook.
“There is a growing disrespect for culture and artistic freedom. State-censorship threatens to scare artist to self-censorship. We must not let government silence us. We must speak up for those, who lose their voices”, said Polish director paying tribute to Oleh Sentsov.
“Last year I stood on this stage with a dream. A dream, that Oleh Sentsov would be here with me tonight to celebrate his freedom”, said Deputy Head of the European Film Academy Mike Downey.
Black and white drama “Cold War” by Polish director Paweł Pawlikowski achieved The Best European Film award, as well as awards for the best female role, direction, script and editting.
Earlier we reported that on Dec. 12 in Strasbourg, Nataliya Kaplan received the Sakharov Prize on behalf of Oleh Sentsov.
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