Second Official Trailer for Alfonso Cuaron's B&W Masterpiece 'Roma'

November 13, 2018
Source: YouTube

Roma Trailer

"Roma is cinema at its purest and most human." Netflix has unveiled another new official trailer for Oscar-winning Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón's latest film, titled simply Roma. This B&W feature premiered at the Venice Film Festival won the top prize there, the Golden Lion. Roma is a story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s. Starring Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos Peralta, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Nancy García García, and Andy Cortés. This profound film is described as "an intimate, gut-wrenching and ultimately life-affirming portrait of the ways, small and large, one family maintains its balance in a time of personal, social and political strife." Reviews for been effusive, calling it another one of Cuaron's great masterpieces. The story focuses around the maid, a woman named Cleo who works for this big family. A must watch film.

Here's the full official trailer (+ final poster) for Alfonso Cuarón's Roma, direct from Netflix's YouTube:

Roma Poster

You can still watch the original teaser trailer for Cuaron's Roma here, to see the very first trailer again.

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 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. Roma is written and directed by Oscar-winning Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, of the films Sólo con Tu Pareja, A Little Princess, Great Expectations, Y Tu Mamá También, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Children of Men, and Gravity previously. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and won Golden Lion. Netflix will release Roma in select US theaters on November 21st before streaming.

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Dang man. Netflix is attracting some stellar talent. And I'm excited for this. For Cuaron to strip away color and tell a story in b&w is a bold move that not every director can pull off. Here's hoping it's a poignant story as much of his other work is.

THE_RAW_ on Nov 13, 2018


@disqus_yyq0lnHEEt:disqus I think you're missing my point. B&W is a rarity these days with the craze of hi-def, 4k resolution and digital etc. And up to this point Cuaron has demonstrated he can direct. B&W is a different beast and I think it's a bold choice as not every movie translates well to B&W. I was just excited to see a b&w in the hands of a capable director. I know you're all about film vs. digital, but to me, art is art regardless of medium. As long as the story told is compelling, the message is strong and I connect with it, I'm happy. And you could be right, it might be garbage. So I guess I'll see =) And yes he did direct a Harry Potter film and it was the best of the series. Gravity was a bit overrated, but I really enjoyed Children of Men and Prisoner of Azkaban.

THE_RAW_ on Nov 15, 2018


What a coup for Netflix. Damn this looks good.

DAVIDPD on Nov 13, 2018


I never really liked Gravity (and will never understand how such bad film gets any attention), but this looks a bit different. Something between some kind of cinema verite and being it. Who knows?

shiboleth on Nov 14, 2018


What made Gravity such a bad film to you? Just curious, cause I've seen you mention this before. Just remember, that's not the only movie Cuarón has made.

Efterklang on Nov 15, 2018


Y tu mama tambien (espeically) and Children of Men are decent films, no question about it. I guess, films like that made Gravity so much bigger letdown for me because that film was so much less in every aspect comparing to what those films were. Comparing to them, Gravity seemed to have a structure of a child play. Don't get me wrong, I like films about the space and in the space but this one had nothing to say about it. It was like some unfinished episode of some lost series counting only on appearance of S. Bullock. I mostly saw aesthetics without and content in it. Something very superficial ... is this in any way helpful?

shiboleth on Nov 15, 2018


Saw Roma at a film festival and it was one of those films that stays with you a long time afterwards. It is not so much a story than a recollection of memories. The photography, the mise-en-scene is amazing. And the sound is a landscape of it's own because even if the trailer has a score, the film doesn't. If you can - try to find it on a big screen.

DetSvenskaMysteriet on Nov 22, 2018

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