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Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

Following a teaser this past August, Netflix has shared an official trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, a long-in-the-works drama that’s been reaping Oscar buzz since it premiered at the Venice International Film Festival. Our own A.A. Dowd described it as a “visually sumptuous, intimately epic (or is it epically intimate?) return to the Mexico City of his youth,” adding that it functions, in many ways, as an “urban mosaic” of a bygone time. That cinematic grandeur is on display in this new trailer, which stuns with its sweeping, intricate shots, whether they be of a roaring mob or of a tiny lizard skipping across the dirt. We also get a better look at the family we follow through a year of emotional and political strife in the early ‘70s, as well as the live-in housekeeper, Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio, a first time actress also getting Oscar buzz) who functions as the film’s beating heart.


Roma will see a limited theatrical release on November 21, and will land on Netflix on December 14.

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.

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