Finally, it seems that this is the Cannes film Festival who will have the last word. A few months after the “controversy Netflix” of the last edition, the streaming platform has finally decided to release several films in the cinema in some countries before the offer its approximately 140 million subscribers.
company of Palo Alto announced Wednesday that three feature-length films will arrive in theaters in the United States, Mexico and Japan as well as in several european countries, reports Allociné .
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Roma , the film from Alfonso Cuarón won the golden Lion at the Venice film Festival will be screened at the cinema on the 21st of November, three weeks before being available on Netflix. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs , of western the Coen brothers, and Bird Box , a horror film post-apocalyptic Susanne Bier with Sandra Bullock have also been given a release date in the room, a few weeks before landing on the platform. “No information has yet filtered for France”, specify our colleagues.
the race for The statuettes
For the specialized press, this strategy of the giant, the streaming would aim to expand his empire by launching the Oscar race and in the drawing by the same occasion of the great names of the cinema. Several of the films in the platform had already been screened in independent cinemas in the United States, but never before the day they are released on Netflix.
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last march, Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of the Cannes film Festival, had asked the platform to get his films in theaters to be presented on the Croisette. Ted Sarandos, head of content of the american giant, had boycotted the event in the cinema, citing the “lack of respect” which could be victims of the Netflix movies.