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.”
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron ("Birdman") is working on a new untitled movie that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s, while his son Jonas directed 2016's "Desierto" and is rebooting "Zorro."
Tom and Colin Hanks
Tom last directed "Larry Crowne," while son Colin directed the documentary "All Things Must Pass" about the rise and fall of Tower Records.
Carl and Rob Reiner
Carl's legendary career spans seven decades, while his son Rob directed the rom-com classic "When Harry Met Sally..." His next film, "LBJ," is about the political upheaval that Vice President Johnson faced when he was thrust into the presidency.
Clint and Alison Eastwood
Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood's ("Unforgiven") incredible career includes four Academy Awards and five Golden Globes, while daughter Alison's second feature as a director, a Mississippi-set drama called "Battlecreek," recently played the Santa Barbara and Newport Film festivals.
Ivan Reitman is best known for comedies "Meatballs" and "Ghostbusters," while his son Jason ("Up in the Air") has four Academy Award nominations, two of which are for Best Director.
Francis, Roman and Sofia Coppola
The celebrated director of "The Godfather" and "Apocalypse Now" has poured much of his energy lately into his wines and resorts. His son Roman directed the 2001 indie "CQ" and recent episodes of "Mozart in the Jungle." Meanwhile, daughter Sofia received an Oscar nom for her work on 2003's "Lost in Translation" and will next tackle "The Beguiled," a remake of the 1971 Clint Eastwood classic.
Hayao and Goro Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki attained international acclaim in his 50-year career as a masterful storyteller and a maker of anime films. His son, Goro, worked as a landscaper before before becoming a filmmaker. He has since directed "Tales from Earthsea" (2006) and "From Up on Poppy Hill" (2011).
John and Nick Cassasvetes
As a child, Nick Cassavetes appeared in two of his father's films: "Husbands" (1970) and "A Woman Under the Influence" (1974). Nick is best known for the 2004 romance "The Notebook" and will next direct UFC fighter Ronda Rousey in a remake of the '80s action classic "Road House."
John and Max Landis
John Landis recently premiered a restored version of his 1981 horror classic "An American Werewolf in London" at the Venice Film Festival. His son Max, who is on a tear as a screenwriter, made his directorial debut with "Me Him Her."
Melvin and Mario Van Peebles
Mario's 2004 biopic "BAADASSSSS!" describes the making of his father Melvin's seminal film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." Mario directed the film, and also portrayed his father in the lead role.
Directing is the family business for Ridley Scott ("The Martian") and his progeny. Luke made his directorial debut with the 2016 sci-fi horror film "Morgan." His brother, Jake, directed the 2010 Kristen Stewart indie "Welcome to the Rileys," and continues to direct music videos. Their half-sister, Jordan Scott, directed the 2009 film "Cracks" with Eva Green and Juno Temple.
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As Alfonso Cuaron’s son Jonas marks the opening of his film, ”Desierto,“ TheWrap looks at other directors who took their dads’ career lead