‘Roma': Watch Trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar Contender (Video)

The black-and-white film will receive Netflix’s longest theatrical window

Last Updated: November 13, 2018 @ 6:16 AM

Netflix dropped the first full worldwide trailer for Academy Award-winning director Alfonso Cuarón’s beautiful black-and-white family epic, “Roma,” on Tuesday.

The film, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and was one of the most acclaimed films of the fall festival circuit, could nab Netflix its first major award at this year’s Oscars.

“Roma” is expected to be a strong Best Picture contender and is a favorite in the foreign language film category as Mexico’s official submission.

Written and directed by Cuarón — his first project since 2013’s “Gravity” — “Roma” stars Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo, a young domestic worker for a family living in the middle class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

The film is based on Cuarón’s own memories of his childhood, which the director insisted on recreating in exacting detail.

Netflix announced in October that the streaming giant will give “Roma” the longest theatrical window the company ever has, a clear sign of Netflix’s Oscar hopes.

Shot in 65mm black-and-white, “Roma” will hit theaters on Nov. 21 in Los Angeles, New York and Mexico, with additional engagements beginning Nov. 29 in other U.S. cities and other U.S. markets and international territories rolling out on Dec. 7.

Netflix plans to release the film on its platform, along with an expanded theatrical release, on Dec. 14. In total, “Roma” will be released theatrically in more than 20 territories.

Netflix is also giving a theatrical release to Joel and Ethan Coen’s “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” and Susanne Bier’s “Bird Box.”

Watch the “Roma” trailer above.