Roma: The view from Mexico City

Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma is one of the leading Oscar contenders this year with 10 nominations. While the film has a universal appeal, its themes are unmistakably Mexican.
Yalitza Aparicio stars in Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma. (Alfonso Cuarón/Netflix)

Alfonso Cuarón's Roma is one of the leading Oscar contenders this year with 10 nominations. The film has no A-list stars, it's almost entirely in Spanish and Indigenous languages, and it's shot in black and white. On top of that, you can't find Roma in most theatres because it's a Netflix production.

While the film's themes are unmistakably Mexican, Roma has a universal appeal. Film critic Fernanda Solórzano and CNET's Spanish language editor Gabriel Sama join Tom Power to take a closer look at the buzzed about film. 

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