Bong Joon-ho insisted cinema will proceed (Image: Getty Pictures)
Director Bong Joon-ho has declared that Covid-19 is not going to destroy cinema, giving an inspiring speech at Venice Movie Competition.
The Parasite director is serving because the Venice Jury President this 12 months and appeared at a press convention alongside fellow jurors like Cynthia Erivo and Chloe Zhao and wasted no time in addressing catastrophic impact the pandemic has had on the film industry.
‘Due to Covid in Korea and in the remainder of the world, filmmakers had a really robust time final 12 months and this 12 months,’ the filmmaker stated.
‘However in a manner, trying again, it appears like this was a check, and what it has proven is the life drive of cinema.
He added: ‘As a filmmaker, I don’t imagine the historical past of cinema of cinema could possibly be stopped so simply, so Covid will move and cinema will proceed.’
Nomadland director Chloe additionally spoke out, addressing the truth that she couldn’t attend the pageant final 12 months as a result of pandemic.
The director seemed to be loving life on the pageant (Image: Getty Pictures)
‘I used to be devastated I couldn’t be right here final 12 months,’ the Oscar-winning filmmaker stated.
‘To come back again — my first time in Italy — and particularly to serve beneath director Bong and my fantastic fellow jury members, I’m simply honored.’
Nomadland director Chloe is thrilled to be again on the pageant (Image: WireImage)
After all, the way forward for cinema appears very totally different after the pandemic with some studios, together with Warner Bros and Disney, profiting from streaming releases in addition to theatrical releases.
Talking about the way forward for movie distribution, Competition Chief Alberto Barbera defined: ‘We’re in a scenario of nice change.
‘Once we return to regular, we can be dealing with a really totally different distribution situation… The connection between cinema and platforms is a relationship that may seriously change. I’m firmly satisfied that conventional distribution in cinemas is not going to disappear and that we’re shifting in the direction of a double distribution system.’
Loads of movies are getting their debut on the pageant together with Dune, The Energy of the Canine, Final Evening In Soho, and The Final Duel.
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