'Roma' Trailer Highlights Everyday Moments of Mexico City Family
Alfonso Cuaron's film based on his childhood memories will get a theatrical release before it arrives on Netflix, the latest example of a new approach the streamer is taking to distributing its awards-contender films.
Netflix has released the official trailer for Alfonso Cuaron's latest film, Roma, based on his memories growing up in Mexico City.
The latest preview doesn't feature many more scenes than Netflix showed in its teaser trailer released in August, but it does offer additional clips of everyday moments for the middle-class family at the center of the film.
The deeply personal project from the Gravity director follows domestic worker Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) — a tribute to the woman Cuaron considers his second mother, his own family's live-in nanny, Libo — in the early '70s in the Roma neighborhood in Mexico City. The movie also serves as a tribute to Cuaron's mother Cristina, renamed Sofia in the film and played by Marina de Tavira.
The Hollywood Reporter's review of the film, which had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival before additional fall festival screenings, called it "a memory film of unusual beauty that pushes to the foreground what is commonly left in the background."
Roma is one of the titles Netflix is giving a theatrical release prior to making it available on its streaming service, in a new distribution strategy Netflix is taking with selected, awards-contender films. The movie will be released in theaters in Los Angeles, New York and Mexico on Nov. 21, expanding to additional U.S. and international locations Nov. 29 and Dec. 5. Roma will then be released globally on Netflix on Dec. 14, at which time it will get an expanded theatrical release in the U.S. and international markets.
Watch the full trailer above.