Venice Review: Cary Joji Fukunaga’s ‘Beasts Of No Nation’ Starring Idris Elba
Netflix is partnering with Curzon Cinemas to release the streaming giant’s first original feature film, “Beasts of No Nation,” in select theaters in the UK. The release will come on October 8 following the movie’s UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.
“Beasts of No Nation” has played at the Venice, Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals, where it has been well received by both audiences and critics. Special praise has been given to the performances by Idris Elba and newcomer Abraham Attah, whose debut Indiewire’s Eric Kohn called “one of the most impressive screen debuts in recent memory.” The film was written and directed by Cary Fukanaga, who most recently was at the helm of the first season of HBO’s “True Detective.”
While most major theater chains prohibit screenings of films released simultaneously on VOD, Netflix’s partnership with Landmark Cinemas in the U.S. will allow it to be eligible for Oscar consideration. The film will be released on VOD through Netflix and in select U.S. theaters on October 16.