He said he enjoyed working with Netflix and was happy for jury president Pedro Almodovar to see his movie despite his critical stance on Netflix.
At the start of Okja's debut screening on Friday, the movie was temporarily misframed on the big screen, leading to boos and jeers from the assembled international press corps. Eventually the screening was briefly stopped so that the problem could be fixed and the movie restarted. Cannes organizers later issued a statement taking responsibility for the incident and apologizing to the filmmakers.
The snafu followed some heat for Okja during the Cannes jury press conference earlier in the week. This year's jury chair, Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar read a prepared statement that suggested he might be preemptively excluding the film from consideration for the Palme d'Or, due to Netflix's involvement and the streaming giant's plans to release the movie online in most markets.
"I personally don’t perceive the Palme d’Or [should be] given to a film that is then not seen on the big screen," he said.Read more at HollywoodReporter