The film Rocketman, about the life of Elton John in Russia is censored. This decision is made by the singer and others involved in the production can now be rejected.
In the version that is launched in Russia, about five minutes from the film cut. These include scenes in which men kiss each other and have sex and there is also a photo of John and his husband David Furnish removed from the credits.
In a statement, the team of Rocketman to Friday not to have been aware of this custom version.
“That is the Russian distributor of certain scenes has been edited, giving the audience the opportunity is taken away from the film as it was intended, is a sad reflection of the divided world in which we still live. It shows that the world is still so cruel that the love between two people is not accepted”, write John and his colleagues.
In the open letter, inform the writers that they believe in an open discussion with the Russian distributors. “We will continue to try to overcome barriers to break through, until all the people, all over the world, heard may be.”
The Russian minister of Culture Vladimir Medinski showed earlier in a comment to know that the censorship is a decision of the distributor.
Rocketman is not the only film which recently scenes have been cut. So, for example, in the Chinese version of the Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody not spoken about homosexuality, despite the fact that this is one of the major themes in the film.
Tumultuous life Sir Elton John to see in the trailer filmmusical Rocketman