Roma sets the scene: the magical Mexico City district behind the film

Posted by Ed 17 mths ago
Alfonso Cuarón’s award-winning movie takes place in a gritty, colourful barrio that has retained its stylish eclecticism

Mexico City’s Roma for me has long been a place of secrets and spells, where the boundary between real and imaginary dances like clothes fluttering in the breeze on the barrio’s rooftop washing-lines.

Those celestial laundries feature in Roma, Alfonso Cuarón’s cinematic memoir, a movie that transports its viewers to the then-faded district a couple of miles to the west of the ancient centre of the vast sprawl that is Mexico City.

It has already won four Baftas and received a rapturous 10 nominations for this year’s Oscars, including for best director and best film – if it wins the latter next Sunday, it will become the first foreign language film ever to do so.

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