By Nick Vivarelli
September 8, 2018
Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma,” a black-and-white drama drawn from the director’s memories of growing up in Mexico City in the early 1970s which marks his return to Spanish-language filmmaking, is the winner of the Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion.
“Roma,” which is clearly Cuaron’s most personal work, is centered around two domestic workers, both from Mixteco heritage, who tirelessly take care of a small family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma.
“This award and this festival are incredibly important to me,” said Cuaron who thanked producer David Linde and Netflix’s Ted Sarandos and Scott Stuber.
He also thanked his crew and actresses Marina De Tavira, Yalitza Aparicio and Nancy Garcia “for your courage, generosity and immense respect in portraying the women who raised me,” he said. Read more.