Director Eugène Green kicked out of San Sebastian Film Festival, faces fine after refusing to wear a mask

FILE PHOTO: French director Eugene Green poses during a photo call prior to the presentation of his movie “A religiosa portuguesa” (“The Portuguese Nun”), at the 62nd Locarno International Film Festival, in Locarno, Switzerland, on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. © AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini

It is sad!
This man appears to be the only Frenchman left with a set of balls.

When my Norman family lines were controlling most of France, there were many Vikings with balls in France.
Alas, when we left France, the balls left too!

Know why the French plant trees on both sides of the Street?
Germans like to march in the shade.

Know how many Frenchmen it takes to defend Paris?
No now knows, it has never been tried!

The French have a new battle flag.
A small white star on a white field.

The French announce they will send a military group to Syria.
They plan on teaching Assad how to surrender properly!

The Ole Dog!

Director Eugène Green was booted from the screening of his own movie at the San Sebastian Film Festival and is facing a potential fine from police after refusing “up to five times” to wear a mask as part of Covid-19 regulations.
At the screening of his new film ‘Atarrabi et Mikelats’, Green was asked by staff to wear a mask correctly and he refused, causing his guest status at the festival to be revoked, and for police to be called. There will be an administrative complaint and a potential fine for the director.

“[Eugène Green] was asked up to five times by the Festival staff to put on the mask and to put it on correctly. Finally, due to his lack of cooperation, the Festival management asked him to leave the theater,” the festival said in an official statement.

The festival’s statement said the filmmaker put “the health of the spectators and the film crew at risk.”

Green’s film was still allowed to proceed with its screening, and actors Lukas Hiriart and Saia Hiriart held a question and answer session afterwards.

Though many film festivals have skirted holding live events during the coronavirus pandemic, some have moved forward with strict protocols. The San Sebastian Film Festival, which is held through September 26 in Spain, put together a 200-page document of regulations before their event began, which includes a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people in one place, required mask-wearing, reduced theater capacity, and 90 minutes in between film screenings dedicated solely to sanitizing theaters.


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