Alfonso Cuarón has been chilling in the background of Hollywood for a while now since his Oscar win for 2013’s Gravity. Fans of Cuaron’s work have been eagerly waiting for the director’s next picture and a trailer for the highly anticipated film has finally hit online. Cuarón’s newest film, Roma, displays talent as an auteur director in full swing.
There is little to no dialogue in the trailer and the surface level of the story is shown through a series of beautiful shots. The of use black and white–instead of color–allows for the natural light to heighten the people and their actions in certain scenes. The fire at night scene looks amazing and works in conjunction with a scene of a group of people training for—what it appears to be—combat.
The simplicity of the beach scene in the trailer looks to have a deeper meaning later in the film but seeing it while the music swells, gives a hint of something that might lead to tears running down audience’s faces.
There are more glimpses of life in 1970s Mexico City. Two great shots in the trailer are when Cuarón sets the camera down and pans to the right to showcase rioting in the street and later cuts to a family celebrating a gathering that showcases two factors of life; love and violence.
The film is set to be released on Netflix on October 5 but has a select theater run as well. This is more than likely done to have an Oscar push as the Academy award ceremony will be just around the corner. Alfonso Cuarón might have another multi-award-winning film in the bag and the director deserves it.