Total Film|May 2020
In the last issue, we looked at the initial responses of cinemas, distributors and film festivals to the coronavirus pandemic. Barely a month later, it’s clear that these responses were only the beginning. With no corner of the industry untouched, the nature and future of cinemagoing has become subject to intense, multi-level scrutiny.
Some companies have responded to the pandemic by exploring digital options. Independent, arthouse and foreign-language distributors have been quick to offer streaming homes for movies. Curzon brought forward the release of Juliette Binoche online dating thriller Who You Think I Am to its Home Cinema platform, where it joined early VOD releases for films including Dogs Don’t Wear Pants. #MeToo-themed The Assistant also received a digital release.
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