There was a decidedly cryptic and austere teaser the other month, now the first real trailer has arrived for “Gravity” and “Children of Men” director Alfonso Cuaron’s new semi-autobiographical drama feature “Roma” which will be released on Netflix.
The story covers a turbulent year in the life of a young domestic worker Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) who works for a middle-class family in Mexico City in the 1970s. She struggles to find contentment in ‘love and solidarity’ within her community, all while facing the daunting issues of social hierarchy and economic class prejudices.
Filmed in black and white, the project hails from producers Gabriela Rodriguez, Nicolas Celis, and Cuaron himself. “Roma” will premiere at the Venice Film Festival followed by screenings at Toronto, New York, and Telluride before a release in select cinemas and on Netflix later this year.