It is only missing 2 days to watch Okja by South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho on Netflix. The movie caused rifts of opinion at Cannes Film Festival because it will be premiered on this platform in 190 countries before its release in some theaters. Traditional model of distribution wants to keep the exclusivity and traditional moviegoers don’t accept new scenarios either, because some consider anything can replace the dark screen.
The two powerful VOD platforms worldwide, Netflix and Amazon, have continued their firm steps by producing films. The clear example of their good and robust productions are the three movies that this year were selected in the most important Film Festival in industry. The 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival had in its official selection to: Wonderstruck (Amazon) and Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories (Netflix).
As executive co-producer Leonardo DiCaprio and Netflix are going to release “The Ivory Game”, a documentary that exposes the dark world behind the ivory illegal trade.
The Ivory Game has already premiered in the recent Toronto International Film Festival in its section “International premieres”, and this week, feature film will be exhibited at IFC Center in NY. After that, it will be available on Netflix starting from November 4th.
After Jeff Nichols was able to surprise us with two great semi-independent feature films, Mud and Take Shelter in 2010 and 2011, has returned into cinematographic sphere with other two movies in the same year: Loving, which was premiered with great success in Cannes Film Festival, and it is one of the most anticipated films for next Awards Season, and Midnight Special, his first movie made with a major.
In International Film Festivals like Cartagena (Colombia) and Guadalajara (Mexico) and most recently, in Bogota International Book Festival has been launching “Retina Latina”, a VOD platform to watch Latin American movies for free and legally.Last March, when it was on air, they started with 36 feature and short films and the catalog will include more than 106 films at the end of this year.