Friday morning's screening of “Okja” in the festival's main Palais theatre got off to a rocky start,
Then a curtain malfunction hid the top part of the screen — including a good portion of Swinton's head — in the opening scenes.
21st century 'E.T.'
Bong Joon-Ho won fans worldwide for his 2006 monster blockbuster “The Host”. He followed up with his first Hollywood film, 2012's “Snowpiercer”, also starring Swinton.
“I loved working with Netflix — they gave me great support and the budget for the film is considerable. That is unusual for a director,” he said.
Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who co-stars in the film as the hysterical TV host of a nature programme, defended streaming as the easiest way to get adventurous movies to the biggest possible audience worldwide.
“I think it's truly a blessing when any art gets to reach one person, let alone hundreds of thousands upon millions of people,” he said.