[Netflix] Roma is its #1 Latino film!

[Netflix] Roma is its #1 Latino film!

ROMA movie won 3 OSCARS [from an amazing 10 nominations] last night!

Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma won 3 #Oscars for Best Foreign Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography at the Academy Awards 2019 #VivaMexico #Roma #Adelante

Did you know 5 out of the last 6 Best Director winners have been Mexican?

Not only did Alfonso Cuarón win his 2nd Oscar for Best Director, he made history by also winning Best Cinematography, the only person to ever win the award for a movie he also directed.

Usually, director and cinematographer are two different people. On Roma, Alfonso Cuarón was both, and his work was recognized twice over at the 2019 Academy Awards, with Oscars for both Best Director and Best Cinematography. He is the only filmmaker ever to have personally won both for the same film.

 

 

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Not only did Alfonso Cuarón win his 2nd Oscar for Best Director, he made history by also winning Best Cinematography, the only person to ever win the award for a movie he also directed.

Usually, director and cinematographer are two different people. On Roma, Alfonso Cuarón was both, and his work was recognized twice over at the 2019 Academy Awards, with Oscars for both Best Director and Best Cinematography. He is the only filmmaker ever to have personally won both for the same film.

 

 

This is Alfonso Cuarón’s 2nd Oscar for Best Director: his first was for Gravity in 2013.

Since then, 5 out of the last 6 winners have been Mexican.

 

 

Cuarón’s friend and last year’s Best Director winner, fellow Mexican Guillermo Del Toro announced the award: “Here’s a name I can pronounce.” as he presented the Oscar!

 

 

Cuarón thanked Mexico, his family, and the Academy for recognizing a film “centered around an indigenous woman.”

¡Felicidades!

 

Roma trailer:

 

 

Here’s 10 Oscar’s nominations for ROMA:

 

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The most amazing Latino film from Netflix opened on Dec 14th!

Set in Mexico 1971 amid the political and social unrest which leads to El Halconazo, the infamous Corpus Christi Massacre.

Roma is the latest film from Alfonso Cuarón (Mexico’s best director), Oscar-winner of Gravity, Children of Men and Y Tu Mama Tambien.

Roma loosely focuses on Cleo, a maid in the home of a middle-class family bustling with children. As she goes about her life, we get glimpses of the turmoil within her employers’ marriage as well as outside the home. We overhear hints at the political and social unrest which leads to El Halconazo, the infamous Corpus Christi Massacre, in June 1971.

 

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In his new film, Alfonso Cuarón (Mexico’s best film director) brings back to life the middle-class neighborhood where he grew up — the street vendors, the barking dogs, the occasional parade. It lends the film its title: Roma.

He also chronicles the daily rituals of the woman who cleaned house and helped care for him and his three siblings. Roma focuses on Cleo, a character based on Cuarón’s real-life nanny and housekeeper: Liboria Rodríguez, known as “Libo.”

Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s.

It’s one of his most personal films, a meditation on family set against the hazy backdrop of a turbulent time in Mexico’s history. It’s also hugely cinematic, a 65mm monochrome masterpiece of heartrending human emotion and commanding visual prowess.

Now in Select Theaters and on Netflix!

 

 

Mexico’s best film director reflects:

The most personal project to date from Academy Award®-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City.

Cuarón is now 57. He won two Oscars for Gravity, in both directing and editing.

His newest film, however, is more personal: a meticulously constructed, black-and-white, 1970s period piece set in Mexico City, and acted in Spanish. It’s a tribute to his childhood and the woman who helped raise him.

Cuarón says it took time for him to recognize the economic class and racial differences that permeate Mexican society. He says he came to realize he grew up with what he calls a “perverse relationship of convenience” — Libo was part of the family, but also the hired help.

 

Cleo is the biggest news of the film!

Mexico’s BIG Indigenous Racism

 

Film reviews:

excellent review from cnet

in depth review from NRP

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