The award-winning Spanish-language film “Roma” will begin streaming on Netflix Friday, 23 days after opening in theaters.
The drama detailing the lives of a middle-class Mexico City family in the 1970s was selected as the best movie of 2018 in voting Sunday by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. “Roma” director Alfonso Cuaron was runner-up for best director to Debra Granik of “Leave No Trace.”
Cuaron won for best cinematography and was the runner-up for best editing with Adam Gough to Joshua Altman and Bing Liu of the documentary “Minding the Gap.”
“Roma” received three Golden Globe nominations — best director and best screenplay in a motion picture for Cuaron and best foreign language film. It won the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice Film Festival and was chosen best picture by the New York Film Critics Circle.
“Roma” is continuing its theatrical run. It will be playing in over 100 theaters in the United States and more than 500 internationally in more than 40 nations on six continents Friday, according to Netflix.
The theatrical presentation of the film began in the U.S. and Mexico on Nov. 21.
“We love this film and our goal is to bring this cinematic experience to audiences everywhere, and our theatrical plan, combined with the reach of our service, has made `Roma’ an event film and cultural moment,” said Scott Stuber, head of Netflix’s film group.
“`Roma’ has played in festivals all over the world and we’re expanding our theatrical engagements, not only in major markets, but also in places like Honduras, South Africa and Iceland.”
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