‘Minamata’ Director Andrew Levitas Reflects On a Turbulent Year Since the Film’s Premiere at the 2020 Berlinale

‘Minamata’ Director Andrew Levitas Reflects On a Turbulent Year Since the Film’s Premiere at the 2020 Berlinale
Thanks in no small part to the presence in of its lead actor in Potsdamer Platz, Minamata was among the starrier titles premiering at the 2020 Berlinale (which was, incredibly, an in-person event just a year ago). The drama, directed by Andrew Levitas, featured Johnny Depp as noted American photographer Eugene Smith, who in the 1970s would document the devastating effects of mercury poisoning in coastal Japan.

12 months on and — with the world, cinema industry and Depp’s career having experienced something of a nosedive — the film is yet to hit cinemas, with U.S. distributor MGM having held back the ...
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