(ANSA) – ROME, SEPTEMBER 24 – Eugène Green, French filmmaker born in the USA, born in 1947 was ‘expelled’ from the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain for failing to comply with the anti-covid measures in force at the festival. The director who competed for his latest film “Atarrabi et Mikelats,” in the Zinemira section, at a screening of the film, refused requests from festival officials five times to put on the mask and wear it in the right way. local newspaper Naiz and Variety, citing the official statement of the festival. A behavior that first led the staff to ask the director to leave the room and then to revoke his accreditation as a guest. “Two officers of the Basque Police – explained in the official statement – informed him that an administrative complaint will be brought forward for which he could receive a fine”. The festival “suspended the accreditation of Eugène Green for his lack of respect for the measures decided by the health authorities and the festival staff and for putting the health of the other spectators and the film crew at risk, during and after the projection”. (HANDLE).
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