“Peter Greenaway himself has already expressed his desire several times to go to the Crimea with his films. He will also hold creative meetings there,” said Nikolai Borodachev, who heads the Russian State Film Fund and is currently working with the British director on an international project about Soviet film director Sergei Eisenstein.
“His trip has been approved by the Crimean leadership,” Borodachev said. “It [the trip] was supposed to happen in September, but that didn’t work out. The director has decided to postpone his visit to the spring of 2015,” he added.
According to Borodachev, the State Film Fund has been working with Greenaway for a long time, organizing showings of his films throughout Moscow. Greenaway has been to Russia on more than one occasion, including a trip to participate in the Moscow International Film Festival and to work with Russian actors.
The British director has finished writing the screenplay for a film about Sergei Eisenstein, but the State Film Fund plans to send it back for more work, Borodachev said. The joint international project, which has been dubbed “Eisenstein Among Friends,” was conceived several years ago. A final agreement on it was reached this past spring, when Greenaway came to Moscow with his exhibit.
“Now active work is under way,” Borodachev added. “Greenaway has finished the screenplay, and the State Film Fund has acquired the rights to it. However, we have several corrections. Our specialists don’t quite like what the director is offering, which is why we’re going to send it back for reworking,” he said.
First published in Russian by TASS
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