By Creative Media Times
Academy Award winning director Alfonso Cuaron is back in his first film since sci-fi epic “Gravity.” Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for “Roma,” a story which chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
Said to be Cuaron’s most personal film yet, “Roma” is filmed in black-and-white which perfectly complement’s the film’s ’70s setting.
The much buzzed-about family drama was also written, co-edited, co-photographed, co-produced Alfonso Cuarón and stars Yalitza Aparicio, Marco Graf, Marina de Tavira, Enoc Leaño, Daniela Demesa and Daniel Valtierra.
Roma is set to have its world premiere later this month on August 30, 2018 at the Venice Film Festival, and then followed by screenings at Toronto International Film Festival before it debuts on Netflix and in select theaters this fall, though no specific date has been announced.
Here’s the official synopsis for “Roma”:
A vivid portrayal of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil, ROMA follows a young domestic worker Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) from Mixteco heritage descent and her co-worker Adela (Nancy García), also Mixteca, who work for a small family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma. Mother of four, Sofia (Marina de Tavira), copes with the extended absence of her husband, Cleo faces her own devastating news that threatens to distract her from caring for Sofia’s children, whom she loves as her own. While trying to construct a new sense of love and solidarity in a context of a social hierarchy where class and race are perversely intertwined, Cleo and Sofia quietly wrestle with changes infiltrating the family home in a country facing confrontation between a government-backed militia and student demonstrators.