by David Tiley, 5 October 2021
Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog and Antoine Fuqua’s The Guilty appeared on pirate websites several days after premiering online at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Both commissioned by Netflix, Campion’s New Zealand-shot Western, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee and was co-produced by Sydney- and London-based See Saw Films, had its world premiere in September at the Venice International Film Festival.
Fuqua’s US crime thriller, a remake of the 2018 Danish film of the same name, stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Riley Keough and Christina Vidal.
According to The Canadian Press’ David Friend, it was not immediately clear if the TIFF showings were the source of the pirated copies. Both movies were part of TIFF’s hybrid festival model with screenings in theatres and on-demand in homes across Canada.
First published in Screen Hub, 14 September 2021
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