Roma wins Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language at Golden Globe Awards tonight.
Roma (Mexico) is a 2018 drama film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Cuarón also produced, co-edited and photographed the film. It stars Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Enoc Leaño and Daniel Valtierra. Set in the early 1970s, the film is a semi-autobiographical take on Cuarón’s upbringing in Mexico City, and follows the life of a middle-class family and its live-in housekeeper. The title refers to the Colonia Roma district of the city.
Roma film had its world premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on August 30, 2018, where it won the Golden Lion. It began a limited theatrical run on November 21, 2018 and is scheduled to be streamed on Netflix on December 14, 2018.The film was acclaimed by critics, who called it “achingly beautiful” and
“engrossing”, and was chosen by Time magazine and the New York Film Critics Circle as its best film of 2018, as well as by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten best films of 2018. It has been selected as the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.