Jacques Audiard & More Amplify Call To Free Oleg Sentsov From Russian Jail

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Jacques Audiard & More Amplify Call To Free Oleg Sentsov From Russian Jail
The European Film Academy on Friday again called for the immediate release from a Russian prison of Ukranian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov who has been on a hunger strike for more than 50 days. France’s Société des Réalisateurs de Films, which organizes the Directors’ Fortnight section at the Cannes Film Festival, has also launched a campaign with Palme d’Or winner Jacques Audiard delivering an impassioned video message (see below).

In a letter posted to the Srf website and published in French daily Libération, dozens of international filmmakers including Todd Haynes, Lucas Guadagnino, William Friedkin, Michel Hazanavicius, François Ozon, Rithy Panh, Lynn Ramsay, Claire Denis and the Dardenne brothers, called on Europe and the rest of the world “to use every means in their possession” to obtain Sentsov’s immediate release. “If Oleg Sentsov dies today, it is not only Vladimir Putin but France, Germany and Europe as a whole that
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