Netflix has released an official trailer for Roma, the latest from Academy Award winner Alfonso CuarÃ³n. And in fact, it’s the first new feature we’ve seen from him since Gravity five years ago.
CuarÃ³n wrote and directed Roma, which stars Marina de Tavira, Yalitza Aparicio, and Marco Graf. It tells the story of the year of a family in 1970s Mexico City. You can read an official synopsis for the movie and check out the new trailer below.
The most personal project to date from Academy Award®-winning director and writer Alfonso CuarÃ³n (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. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, CuarÃ³n draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. CuarÃ³n’s first project since the groundbreaking Gravity in 2013, ROMA will be available in theaters and on Netflix later this year.
If you missed it, you can also check out the teaser trailer for the film we saw back in August.
Roma is set to be released in limited theaters beginning on November 21st. That will be followed by its arrival on Netflix a few weeks later on December 14th.
This is the third movie Netflix is releasing in theaters before it’s available to subscribers. All three are Oscar contenders. The other two are Bird Box starring Sandra Bullock, and western anthology The Ballad of Buster Scruggs from the Coen brothers.
Hopefully it’s only because they’re awards contenders and not something that will start happening more often with Netflix original films. One of the best perks of subscribing is getting to watch these movies in the comfort of your own home as soon as they’re released, not having to wait like you do with any other movie. A release in theaters on the same day as the streaming release is the best case scenario as it’s immediately available to subscribers, while also in cinemas for those who might want to see something on the big screen first.
Time and Space constrain us, but they also define who we are, creating inexplicable bonds with the others that flow with us at the same time and through the same places.
A story that chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s. Exclusive Limited Theatrical Engagements on 11/21 and on Netflix 12/14.