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Netflix at Cannes: Pedro Almodovar Will Give ‘Okja’ a Fair Shake

Original story at IndieWire• 2 mentions • 5 days ago

IndieWire 5 days ago

 
The Cannes press corps was already grumpy when they lined up in chaotic queues to get through extra security for the morning Cannes Palais press screening. But they got even nastier when the red Netflix logo appeared on the screen for the global streaming giant’s first Competition entry at Cannes, Korean auteur Bong Joon Ho’s “Okja.” (IndieWire review here.) They booed. And booed when the name Netflix appeared again. And throughout the first seven minutes of the film’s introduction to Tilda Swinton’s corporate villain, the boos reached a crescendo, this time protesting the bad projectionist framing that cut off Tilda ...
 
 
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19 May
erickohn @erickohn
Anne Thompson puts Netflix boos, and Almodovar quotes, in a necessary context. https://t.co/HYeLH3fB8C via @indiewire
19 May
IndieWire @IndieWire
Netflix at Cannes: Pedro Almodovar will give OKJA a fair shake https://t.co/9mAmgIX6qL https://t.co/xn3AQpZAq8