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Cannes Film Critics Go HAM On ‘Okja,’ Netflix’s Pig Movie


Netflix angered the Cannes Film Festival crowd earlier after declaring that Okja, their film about a girl and her magical pig, wouldn’t be shown in French theaters. After being initially booed for simply being a Netflix-specific picture, the crowd really turned after the first 6 minutes of the film were shown on the incorrect aspect ratio. Cannes has since issued an apology.

The trailer for the film gave off a Tim Burton’s King Kong feel, with a young girl bonding with his giant digital pig before the world turns on their unconventional relationship.


Cannes has since issued an apology.

Despite the boos, some people readily defended the streaming video service, as the point of the platform was to provide an alternative to the theater in the first place.

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