Earlier in May, film, Ojka attracted criticisms for not releasing the movie in the theater. Critics at the time pointed out that in order to be nominated for Spain’s Goya awards, a movie has to be released in theaters. As streaming networks are set to become a regular in awards, it seems that Netflix is trying to avoid similar situations as the company is set to release one of its Spanish originals Fe de Etarras in Europe.
According to latest statement, the movie will be released in theater on 7th December following its initial release from two months earlier. The movie is set to be released in 20 theaters.
Fe de Etarras is directed by Borja Cobeaga and written by Diego San José and stars Javier Cámara, who is also in the third season of Narcos, Julián López, Miren Ibarguren and Gorka Otxoa.
Mediapro in an official statement said, “Netflix’s main goal with this move is to give consumers control over content. The company is happy to enable users to enjoy this film both in cinemas and on Netflix, where it’s been available since 12 October.”