Alfonso Cuarón has been talking about making this film since 2006.
In 2017 the Cannes Film Festival, decided to not to let the films done exclusively for Netflix or another streaming service to participate on the Festival, stating that Cannes wants to preserve the traditional way of watch and making films. Many filmmakers protested against this idea, and in 2018 Netflix started a movement to boycott the Festival, so they let their films to participate in it, one of the filmmakers that supported this idea was Alfonso Cuarón. During the production of this film, Roma, he stated on several ocassions that Festivals and Academies should appreciate the films done for this kind of services. Roma, is not ellegible to enter to the Festival, nor to be nominated to the Oscars.
Alfonso Cuarón's eighth feature film.
This is Alfonso Cuarón's first Spanish-language film since Y Tu Mamá También (2001).
Originally it was scheduled for a theatrical release, however in 2018 Netflix adquiared the distribution rights for this film.
Alfonso Cuarón's first film since Gravity (2013).
In 2017 the Cannes Film Festival decided not to let the films done exclusively for Netflix or another streaming services participate in the Festival, stating that Cannes wants to preserve the traditional way of watching and making films. Many filmmakers protested against this idea, and in 2018 Netflix started a movement to boycott the festival. One of the filmmakers that supported this idea was Alfonso Cuarón. During the production of this film, Roma, he stated on several occasions that festivals and academies should appreciate the films done for these kinds of services. Roma did not screen at the Festival. Later Cuarón and Netflix reluctantly agreed to show the film on theaters so it can compete on Film Festivals.
Official submission of Mexico for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019.
The film premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival in August 2018.
Roma is the neighborhood in Mexico City where the film takes place. It is a district located in the Cuauhtémoc borough of Mexico City just west of the city's historic center.
The film had its North American premiere at TIFF in Toronto in September 2018.
"Roma" spelled backwards spells "amor", the Spanish word for 'love'.
To avoid a "subjective depiction" of the period, Alfonso Cuarón chose to shoot the bulk of the film in wide shots, slowing panning over a scene, taking everything in.
According to Alfonso Cuarón, he has been building towards Roma since his debut, Sólo con Tu Pareja (1991).
The credits end by displaying the words "Shantih Shantih Shantih." Children of Men (2006) featured this mantra in its dialogue, and its closing credits also ended with these words being displayed.
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