"Everyone is afraid," Russian director Alexei Uchitel said of the reaction to his film "Matilda."

Mandatory Credit: Photo by ANATOLY MALTSEV/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9064044d) Alexei Uchitel Message to Man Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation - 15 Sep 2017 Russian film director Alexei Uchitel attends the opening ceremony of the 27th annual Film Festival 'Message to Man' at the Dvortsovaya square in St. Petersburg, Russia, 15 September 2017. The film festival runs from 15 to 22 September. ** Usable by LA, CT and MoD ONLY **
(Anatoly Maltsev / European Pressphoto Agency)
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