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Netflix movie Okja booed at Cannes Movie Competition

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Okja is produced by Netflix, which has been a controversial model at Cannes

A screening on the Cannes Movie Competition needed to be stopped after the movie was booed in its first jiffy.

Okja, starring Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal, has been controversial as a result of producer Netflix has refused to display it in French cinemas.

The viewers booed the Netflix emblem, which appeared earlier than the movie began, and it then turned clear the movie was enjoying within the unsuitable facet ratio.

After the jeers, the film was stopped and restarted with out clarification.

Some movie journalists within the screening uploaded videos of the heckling on social media.

The BBC’s Lauren Turner, who was on the screening, mentioned: “There was shouting from the higher seats and it turned obvious the facet ratio was unsuitable, so that they restarted it after about 10 minutes.

“The second time across the viewers booed the Netflix emblem once more. however there was additionally some cheering on the identical time.”

She added: “On Thursday, on the Wonderstruck screening, there was additionally some booing when the Amazon emblem got here up.”

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The display went clean earlier than the movie was restarted

Indiewire movie critic David Ehrlich tweeted: “Okja begins, enormous boos at Netflix emblem. Then movie performs in unsuitable facet ratio and Grand Lumiere virtually rioted. Film stopped.”

The Telegraph’s Robbie Collin wrote: “Cannes making an A+ case for the primacy of the cinema expertise this AM by projecting the primary ten minutes of Okja within the unsuitable facet ratio.”

Blogger Elena Lazic said: “That did not begin nicely. Display screen not open correctly, considerably cropped at prime… the boos on the Netflix emblem had been instantly adopted by boos on the horrible projection.”

The movie is a South Korean-American journey film a few younger woman named Mija who tries to forestall a multi-national firm from kidnapping her finest buddy, a large pig-shaped animal named Okja.

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