First Teaser for Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ is Here

Alfonso Cuaron’s Autobiographical Drama

“There are periods in history that scar societies and moments in life that transform us as individuals.” Netflix has debuted the first teaser trailer for Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma, a black-and-white, 65mm-shot, autobiographical drama about a family in Mexico.

Roma will screen at the Venice Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the New York Film Festival. It will be released this fall by Netflix on December 14.

Check out the squeaky-clean teaser below.

Alfonso Cuaron’s Autobiographical Drama

Here’s the official synopsis, which reveals more including the cast.

The most personal project to date from Academy Award®-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), Roma chronicles a turbulent year in the lives of a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City. Cuarón, inspired by the women from his childhood, delivers an artful ode to the matriarchy that shaped his world.

A vivid portrayal of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil, Roma follows a young domestic worker Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) from Mixteco heritage descent and her co-worker Adela (Nancy García García), also Mixteca, who work for a small family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma. Mother of four, Sofia (Marina de Tavira), copes with the extended absence of her husband, Cleo faces her own devastating news that threatens to distract her from caring for Sofia’s children, whom she loves as her own. While trying to construct a new sense of love and solidarity in a context of a social hierarchy where class and race are perversely intertwined, Cleo and Sofia quietly wrestle with changes infiltrating the family home in a country facing confrontation between a government-backed militia and student demonstrators.

Filmed in luminous black and white, Roma is an intimate, gut-wrenching and ultimately life-affirming portrait of the ways, small and large, one family maintains its balance in a time of personal, social and political strife.