Argentine actress Bérénice Bejo in Final Cut (Coupez!).
Final Cut (Cut!) will open the 75th Cannes Film Festival on May 17. That’s no longer news. What was revealed recently is the remake of the Japanese film One Cut of the Dead of Oscar-winning filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius changed its name due to the war between Russia and Ukraine.
data, Final Cut (Cut!) it is called Z (like Z), “As a tribute to the genre of film that resonates”. But through a statement published on the official website of the Cannes Festival, the organization of the Côte d’Azur film meeting reported that the French director and his team decided to change the name of the film “because of the letter Z has gained meaning because of the war of aggression of the Russian government in Ukraine ”.
The original name of the film was “Z (comme z)” “.
“There can be no confusion or ambiguity about it,” the message said. The organization of the festival says “to congratulate” for the decision made by the director of The actor and shows solidarity with Ukraine.
“In this election, Michel Hazanavicius, the producers and distributors of the film, as well as the Cannes Film Festival and, in general, all French cinema, show their solidarity with the Ukrainian people, whose suffering is their denounced and strongly affirmed their opposition to the Russian army’s invasion of Ukraine “, the letter concludes.
Although Hazanavicius ’film opened the festival, it was out of competition. The story tells about the adventures of a movie crew who is attacked by “real” zombies while shooting a low-budget zombie movie. In the cast is Berenice BejoFranco-Argentine actress who excelled in El Artista and in Pablo Trapero’s film La Quietud.
The photo used by Cannes in the official name change statement.
What does Z mean?
Why did the Final Cut production change the name of the film because it has the letter Z? As we mentioned, everything goes back to February 24, the date on which the war between Russia and Ukraine began.
The capital letter “Z” on a wall in the Crimea. Photo: EFE
From then until now, a sign that many compare to the swastika stands out costumes and uniforms of pro-Russian politicians, activists, military and even athletes. In addition to the country flag, they have a Z-shaped insignia.
Z is the new symbol of Russia’s attack. It is noteworthy that the letter, which was also written on tanks and warships in Ukraine, it is not in the Cyrillic alphabet of the territory ruled by Vladimir Putin.
After many wondered what Z meant, the Kremlin explained that the letter referred to the idea of “denazification”, the argument Moscow used to justify its attack on Ukraine.
The military symbol on a Russian tank. Photo: REUTERS
However, before the Russian government spoke, it is believed that the Z was used to let the Russian military distinguish between them. This can also be explained by considering that there are Russian tanks with the letters “O” and “V”.