Guillermo del Toro, a two-time Oscar winner and former Anne Sarten Regard jury president, started a filmmaker’s symposium in Cannes today, discussing the future of cinema, especially since it was devastated by the epidemic.
The participants in today’s festival conference were a complete surprise, including Del Toro My graduate Filmmakers and Artist Oscar winners Michel Hazanavicius, Costa-Gravas, Claude Lelouch, Gaspar No and Great beauty Oscar winner Paolo Sorrentino and more.
Without specifically using difficult art terms such as theatrical day-end-date or window crunching, Del Toro talks about all the themes surrounding the battle between streaming and cinema and what bucket movies enter.
“It’s comforting to talk about the death of the movie,” he said, tapping Hazanavicius towards the end of the panel.
“We should not try to preserve and preserve the past, it cannot be retained,” Del Toro advised. “The future will present itself, whether we like it or not.”
“The level of dialogue and the old structure are not sustainable,” the filmmaker added Alley of nightmares Unlike some of his previous movies last year, such as the Oscar-winning one-year-end holiday, the platform was not The shape of water; Covid made special business losses in Q4 2021.
“It took an epidemic to shake everything up,” Del Toro said of how the media business changed. “We survived that epidemic: we had food, medicine and stories.”
“Three things that have sustained us for months and years,” he continued.
Basically, in the minds of the whole panel, the streaming boom has eroded the cultural significance of the movie.
According to Del Toro, the disappearance of physical media has forced entertainment companies to curate what we see. Thanks to Netflix that he regaled, he was able to create his version Pinocchio Which is set against the rise of Mussolini, a project passed in some studios. However, Del Toro noted that “some things; They’re done, but what do they look like? “
“What if the next big movie comes from a streamer and isn’t seen on the big screen?” “We shouldn’t discriminate where the content comes from,” Del Toro shouted.
“My first duty is to tell stories,” he shouted. “You’re using family members’ money or pensions.”
At the same time, what he likes about theater is that “the movie tells you, you’re going to sit down and process this one story.”
Lelouch was excited about the return of the movie. “I think they have the greatest future,” he remarked, “I know movie theaters will win.”
“I have trouble watching a movie on my mobile phone,” Leloch added.
Gasper expressed his concern about the Noé piracy platform, where a user has access to 50K titles. While not ideal, a young student in other parts of the world who does not have streaming services may still be immersed in film; An alternative was not there many years ago.
Sorrentino, whose movies, The hand of God, A Netflix film that won an international Oscar nomination, agreed with Del Toro: “The first responsibility is to tell the story.”
Hazanavicius spoke on the challenge of bringing French film audiences to the stage. “I’m at an age where I’m not worried, but if I were young, I’d be worried,” he said. Artist Directors about the future of film for growing filmmakers.
Smartly dinging streamer, Hazanavicius explained that when filmmakers draw attention to streamers, they are at the mercy of algorithms.
Thierry Fremax, director of the Cannes Film Festival, was also in attendance.
Finally, how do we improve the future for the motion picture business?
Del Toro said, “If you can change a mind, you will change a generation.”