Netflix is joining a chorus of studio players excluding Russian projects and releases from their slates.
From Kyiv to Canada, discussion of whether Russian films should be screened in the midst of the war has divided the international community.
The film's removal has to do with a preexisting contract dispute.
TIFF is the latest festival to weigh in amid the invasion of Ukraine.
The Netflix co-founder and co-CEO thanked director Evgeny Afineevsky for connecting him with nonprofit organization Razom for Ukraine.
Cannes similarly banned Russian delegates from attending its film festival.
Paramount, Disney, Warner Bros., and Sony have all pulled major releases from the Russian calendar.
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"We will not welcome official Russian delegations nor accept the presence of anyone linked to the Russian government," the festival said in a statement.
Russian films will not be considered for this year's European Film Awards following news yesterday that director Sergei Loznitsa dropped out of the organization.
A new Russian broadcast regulation goes into effect March 1 mandating that 20 federal channels must be available to subscribers — but Netflix has no plans to add them.
"The Batman" is the only immediate release in question. Pulling the movie would be a political act — but can Warner Bros. extract itself, even if it wanted to?
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