Film operators have demanded the exclusion of the new film from Isabel Coixet, Elisa and Marcela, of the official competition section of the Berlinale because it understands that "it will not arrive regularly to the cinema" when being produced by Netflix.
More than a hundred operators have signed a letter addressed to the director of the festival of the contest, Dieter Kosslick, and to the German Minister of Culture, Monika Grütters, so that this tape is "shown out of competition". So far, about 160 film operators have signed the call, according to the association AG Cinema - Guild of German Film Art Theater.
So far, about 160 film operators have signed the call
The Berlinale has remembered that the movie of Coixet in Spain it will reach the cinemas. This is not the first time that a controversy arises in festivals for the participation of a film produced by Netflix in the official competition.
Rome already started its journey through the festivals accompanied by controversy, since it was outside the Cannes program. The people in charge of the French contest conditioned the inclusion of any production of a platform to a commitment of its premiere in French theaters.
The same thing did not happen at the Venice Film Festival weeks later, where the film won the Golden Lion. In Spain, Cuarón's film premiered in five theaters a week before its arrival in Netflix. Further, Rome has managed to be the first film in Spanish nominated for best film at the Oscars.
'Roma' has already started its journey through festivals accompanied by controversy, since it was left out of the Cannes program