Valeriya Gai Germanika's "Yes and Yes," which won the director an award at the Moscow International Film Festival, will go on general release in Russia but only after the movie has its swear words removed.
Fyodor Bondarchuk, one of the producers of the film, said that episodes with bad language will be voiced over so the film can be shown in cinemas after the new law banning swear words comes into effect on July 1, ITAR-Tass reported.
Germanika won the best director prize went at the film festival. The top award went to Japanese director Kazuyoshi Kumakiri's for his film "Watashi no otoko," or "My Man."
The film, about a love affair between a school teacher and a painter, was shown in its original version at the film festival. Germanika described the film with the words "Love — when in hell with closed eyes."