‘The Mauritanian’ Heads for Theatrical Release in China

Kevin Macdonald’s drama thriller “The Mauritanian” is poised to receive a belated theatrical release in mainland China.

The film, which charts the ordeal of a man held without trial at the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison, will hit Chinese theaters on Aug. 23, 2022. That is more than a year after its theatrical outing in North America and multiple international markets in February 2021.

International rights to the picture were handled by STX International. In China, the film’s release is effected through a state-owned distributor and supported by Ancore Pictures. Ancore’s website shows a previously planned release in June 2021.

China’s cinema industry operated largely normally in 2021 and was

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