Netflix has released the first trailer for Alfonso Cuaron’s upcoming film Roma. The story is set in the early 1970s and follows a middle-class family trying to stick together and navigate their way through Mexico City. Cuaron hasn’t done a film since he blew audiences away with his space thriller Gravity back in 2013, but after seeing this trailer, it’s no wonder he took five years to perfect this film.
Alfonso Cuaron is one of the most talented filmmakers currently in the business. His ability to capture the exact setting and story he sets out to tell is nearly second to none, his previous projects have shown that. But this latest, which looks absolutely incredible, is very much a passion project. After Gravity, Cuaron pretty much had the picking for whatever he wanted to do next, but he chose this. And that shoes absolute brilliance in my opinion.
While this film will premiere on Netflix, it will get a very limited release to go up for Award consideration, which it will no doubt get. In my opinion, this is the first trailer we’ve seen for a film that is nearly a lock for the Oscars next year. A film that is inspired by the women of his childhood, Cauron seems to have done it again. Bravo.
Check out the first trailer for Roma below, and after doing so, head down to the comments and leave your thoughts! How do you like Cuaron has a director? What did you think of this trailer? What was your initial reaction? Roma will be given a limited release in theaters later this year, followed by dropping on Netflix.
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.