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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

With awards season underway, and Netflix pushing for credibility in the more prestigious circle in Hollywood, you know they’re pulling out the big guns. Enter Alfonso Cuarón, director of such films as Gravity and Children of Men. If you’ve been following him for a while, you know the filmmaker got his start with lower-key character-driven stuff like Y Tu Mamá También, and with Roma, he looks to be returning to that world.

This is a gorgeous, black and white movie that feels wholly unique and personal. Admittedly, this trailer doesn’t really do much in terms of plot, but what it does well is create a world and atmosphere. From a woman doing laundry outside at the sink to the more intimate shots indoors, it paints a beautiful picture of the home life of one family.

Below is the official synopsis for Roma:

“The most personal project to date from Academy Award®-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón, 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, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. Cuarón’s first project since the groundbreaking Gravity in 2013.”

What do you think of this first trailer? Does it look beautiful to you or just boring? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Netflix

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.