Popcorn lovers, Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky doesn’t want you at his films

Popcorn lovers, Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky doesn’t want you at his films

16 December 2016

Russian filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky caused a stir yesterday, telling reporters that he hopes to see the sale of popcorn banned at screenings of his films.

According to the TASS news agency, during a press conference for his new film Paradise – which, unrelated to any popcorn-hating activity has been selected as Russia's entry for the 2017 Oscars – Konchalovsky claimed to divide film audiences into two groups: those who eat at the cinema, and those who don’t.

“Our films are for those who don't eat popcorn,” he explained.

But will it stop at popcorn – where does Konchalovsky stand on nachos and candy?

Konchalovsky is known for such films as Tango & Cash (1989) and House of Fools (2002), as well as attempting to launch a patriotic Russian fast food chain together with his brother Nikita Mikhalkov.



Source: The Moscow Times