+ Alfonso Cuarón’s “ROMA” will make its New York premiere at this year’s 56th New York Film Festival. The film will screen at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, October 5.
+ Official sinopsis: In Alfonso Cuarón’s autobiographically inspired film, set in Mexico City in the early ’70s, we are placed within the physical and emotional terrain of a middle-class family whose center is quietly and unassumingly held by its beloved live-in nanny and housekeeper (Yalitza Aparicio). The cast is uniformly magnificent, but the real star of ‘ROMA’ is the world itself, fully present and vibrantly alive, from sudden life-changing events to the slightest shifts in mood and atmosphere. Cuarón tells us an epic story of everyday life while also gently sweeping us into a vast cinematic experience, in which time and space breathe and majestically unfold. Shot in breathtaking black and white and featuring a sound design that represents something new in the medium, ‘ROMA’ is a truly visionary work.
+ New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones said in an official statement: “I was absolutely stunned by ‘ROMA’ from beginning to end — by the craftsmanship and the artistry of everyone involved, by the physical power and gravitational force of the images, by the realization that I was seeing something magical: a story of ongoing life grounded within the immensity and mystery of just being here on this planet. Alfonso Cuarón’s film is a wonder.”
+ Netflix will launch the film globally as well as distribute it theatrically around the world, though a release date has not yet been announced.