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Netflix booed at Okja’s Cannes premiere

The Verge Friday, 19 May 2017
Netflix booed at Okja’s Cannes premiereNetflix’s first Cannes Film Festival was off to a rocky start last night, when audiences at Bong Joon-ho’s Okja premiere booed the Netflix title card.

Reports from the festival say the first 10 minutes of the film were also played in the wrong aspect ratio, leading to more booing. The screening was started again from the beginning with the correct ratio, and Netflix’s title card was booed again — louder, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Tatiana Siegel.



OKJA starts, huge boos at Netflix logo. Then film plays in wrong aspect ratio and Grand Lumiere almost rioted. movie stopped. #Cannes2017

— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) May 19, 2017

The festival released a statement shortly after, apologizing for the technical problems:



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The Cannes film festival has apologised after technical problems and audience unrest disrupted the screening of Netflix’s first movie at the competition. Okja was booed when the Netflix logo appeared. The movie also had to be stopped and restarted five minutes after it was shown in the wrong aspect...

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Emem. this this this. Exactly why Okja getting booed at Cannes bc of the Netflix logo really pissed me off. https://t.co/CJkk2wGlYW 1 week ago

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