EXCLUSIVE: Neon CEO and founder Tom Quinn, Black Bear International President John Friedberg and Iconoclast‘s Head of Film and TV Robert Walak stopped by Deadline’s Zurich Summit studio this weekend to talk about current projects.
Watch the video above. Quinn, whose Neon has remarkably acquired the last four Cannes Palme d’Or winners in the shape of Parasite, Titane, Triangle Of Sadness and this year’s Anatomy Of A Fall, discussed Oscar hopes for Justine Triet’s movie and how the power of the Palme d’Or has grown in the minds of test screening audiences in Los Angeles.
Quinn told us: “We’ve seen over the years that the Palme d’Or has come to mean something quite significant for young cinephiles.
Dating back to Parasite, the fifth reason why people came to see the film was that it won the Palme d’Or. Each year that has gone up, and this year, the number one reason given for why people came to the test screening in Burbank was because the film won the Palme d’Or.” He added: “We think this film is on par with Kramer vs Kramer and Gone Girl.Read more on deadline.com