Alfonso Cuaron’s triple-Oscar winning “Roma
” is to get a theatrical release in China on May 10. The release will be handled through distributor Estars, making use of the circuit of 3,900 screens assembled by the Nationwide Alliance of Arthouse Cinemas.
” was produced by Esperanto Filmoj
and Participant Media
and released by streaming giant Netflix
outside China. Participant
’s other Oscar winner, Best Picture winner “Green Book
,” was also given a theatrical release in China through the Naac
. It has grossed more than $71 million to date.
As a production backed by Netflix, “Roma
” remains controversial. It received limited theatrical release in more than 40 countries, starting with 350 screens in the U.S. and Mexico on Nov. 21, 2018, ahead of its Dec. 14 global online release via Netflix. The film currently remains on theatrical release in nine territories, including Italy and Japan.
But others do not believe that the film should have played at major