I will screen my cinema anywhere: Lijo Jose Pellissery
Mollywood director Lijo Jose Pellissery declared that he is an independent filmmaker and he will decide on where to screen his movies. The filmmaker revealed his stand when the theatrical release of movies is in crisis due to the coronavirus outbreak. In his latest Facebook post, Lijo indirectly criticised the film producers association and Film Chamber over their stand on the shooting of new films.
He pointed out that nobody has the right to restrict anyone from doing his job.
“Never question the self-respect of an artist,” added the ‘Jallikkattu’ director.
“For me cinema is not a money-making machinery but a medium to express my vision. So from today onwards.. I am an Independent filmmaker. I will use all the money I raise from cinema to fuel better cinema and nothing else. I will screen my cinema anywhere I feel is right because I am the creator of it,” wrote Lijo on Facebook.
“We are in the middle of a pandemic -a war-jobless people - identity crisis- poverty and religious unrest. people are walking 1000 miles just to reach home. Artists are dying out of depression. so …These are times to create great art just to inspire people to feel alive. Just to give them hope in some form to stay alive,” he added.
Recently, Lijo released the poster of his upcoming movie ‘A’ which is scheduled to start rolling from July 1.
At the same time, the producers association, Kerala Film Chamber and FEUOK declared that no new movies should be produced in Mollywood during the financial crisis over coronavirus outbreak. Through his Facebook post, Lijo wanted to give a fitting reply to these associations.