Magazine article Variety

'Roma' Gets Theatrical Release

Magazine article Variety

'Roma' Gets Theatrical Release

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FIVE YEARS AFTER opening Venice with 3D space thriller "Gravity," Alfonso Cuaron was back on the Lido Thursday with "Roma," his much more personal film shot in black-and-white and based on growing up in Mexico City in the 1960s and '70s. The director and producer David Linde, CEO of film's backing shingle Participant Media, say Netflix will be releasing "Roma" both theatrically and on the streaming platform around the world.

"It's a very harmonious [distribution] model," Cuaron said at the press conference, where he was cheered by journalists. "Roma," which marks his return to Spanish-language filmmaking, world-premiered to positive buzz.

"A film like this, in Spanish, indigenous, in black-and-white and a drama, not a genre movie, we know it would have huge difficulty just finding space to be shown in theaters," Cuaron said, adding that "of course the ideal situation would be to show it in a theater on a big screen. …

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