Showing our due respect to the streamers during the epidemic, the movies could be seen on the big screen, with others and ideally, we got into controversy and isolated with fellow cinephiles as we exited the theater.
Carefully re-launching the megaplexes has somewhat revived that experience, although film festivals were a bit more cautious about returning, which is why they gathered viewers from all over the world – the perfect petri dish in which a virus could spread. Now, after a year of coveted-induced cancellations and only online backup plans, the world’s top showcases are back in business. Type, type.
Cannes was the first major festival to offer more than just outdoor screenings (although Berlinale and Tribeca made bold attempts to present plain-air options to the public). One realizes that Cannes Topper Thierry Framax didn’t want to overtake Venice (which went ahead with a private event last summer) and threw caution into the air, providing a supersized lineup অনেক showing much more movies in a normal year than the festival সাথে with minimal Covid restrictions: Originally adding masks to the infamous strict dress code (bow tie for men, formal shoes for women).
It was nice to be able to reunite at Croeset, but disappointing, as some of the protocols that followed were set up to meet government orders rather than general instructions (such as asking foreigners to check spit for access to spacious palaces), while packing unsuspecting visitors like sardines at Lumiere Auditorium. ).
With the Colorado Rockies gaining prominence on Labor Day weekend, the Telluride Film Festival has adopted a more logical strategy: since the event is held in a relatively isolated locality, organizers consider it a huge bubble, forcing anyone present at the screening to attend before collecting badges. Negative PCR test. This means that audiences – more sensitive than usual, many returning to cinema halls for the first time in more than a year – can concentrate on the screen rather than whether a stranger may die of a cough somewhere in the dark.
In Venice, the festival emphasized social distance, ensuring an empty seat buffer between people by instructing attendees to reserve their advance tickets. It automatically reduces aneurysms, making it difficult to dash into a movie at the last minute for those who like to adapt on the fly, but also ensures a safe experience for everyone এবং and it seems to have worked to attract top talent. Premiers (had a hard time with Telluride, as Reese Witherspoon, one of the three Silver Medalin honorees, and others could not enter the country).
Toronto is slow to commit to its own strategy, crippling its usual position as an awards season launchpad, waiting up to eleven hours to announce how (or even) the festival will take place. As a result, most high-profile contestants opted for world premieres abroad instead of movies like “Dun” and “The Last Duel.” Although TIFF organizers did not discourage the presence of press and industry personalities, they made it easy to stay at home, offering a hybrid / online program in person. With the city just emerging from one of the longest lockdowns in the world, the event has secured its patrons with a reserved seating arrangement. By showing half the normal number of films in fraction of the old power, TIFF has found a way to provide a grateful communal experience to introduce the festival to North America.