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Almodovar, Leigh petition Putin on jailed Ukrainian Oleg Sentsov
Almodovar, Leigh petition Putin on jailed Ukrainian Oleg Sentsov

A who’s who of European directors have signed a letter to Vladimir Putin and Russian leaders seeking justice for Oleg Sentsov, the Ukarainian filmmaker who was arrested by Russian authorities on May 11 and is believed held in a Moscow prison. Pedro Almodóvar, Mike Leigh, Agnieszka Holland, Stephen Daldry, Béla Tarr and Wim Wenders were among the roughly 20 filmmakers calling for information and the potential release of the jailed director. Little is known about the fate of Sentsov, who a month ago was seized from his home in Crimea and transported to Moscow by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. Sentsov is behind such films as “Gaemer”...

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