The virtual meeting with the Oscar winning actor and director was organized by Ido Aharoni, a graduate of TAU, former Israeli consul in New York and currently a lecturer at New York University.
The newly reopened theaters will have to follow a number of regulations.
Movie lovers who adore the film and think that HBO’s action is political correctness at its worst squared off with those who feel its depiction of slaves is disturbingly racist.
It’s not only art-house films that are awaiting release.
“Normally we’d have a red carpet with lots of press and a big reception with cocktails. We’ll try to keep a bit of the flavor of that.”
The videos available on the project's website are free of charge and available at closeupjlm.co.il.
The film is being made through a partnership between Sony Pictures and Israeli producers Avi and Ari Arad of Arad Productions.
Writer/directors Shira Geffen and Etgar Keret will appear at the film festival to present episodes of their upcoming French-language series, The Middleman.
The pause comes after two James Bond fan sites had written to the studios behind the film to ask for its release to be delayed over worries that cinemas could be closed then.
The International Narrative Competition is a section of the festival where Israeli films have always done well and two of the 10 films are from Israel this year.