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Alfonso Cuarón Digs Deep For 'Roma'




<em>Roma</em>, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, in being shown in cinemas across the U.S. — but for just a few weeks — before heading for Netflix streaming.
Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, in being shown in cinemas across the U.S. — but for just a few weeks — before heading for Netflix streaming.
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ALFONSO CUARÓN DIGS DEEP FOR 'ROMA'

Filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón wrote, directed, co-edited and was the director of photography for "Roma." This black and white movie unfolds like a dream. He tells John Horn that he wanted the point of view of the camera to be "haunting." The movie revisits his childhood in the early 1970's. He painstakingly recreated that home in the Mexico City neighborhood of Roma– complete with the original furniture and tile floors. But the young Alfonso, who was not yet a teenager at the time, isn't the main character. The story, instead, is about the two women who raised him. His mother, whose marriage was falling apart at the time, and, most importantly, his nanny, named Cleo in the film. To get the story right he talked extensively with the real Cleo– whose name is Libo– and with his siblings. "Roma" is on Netflix and in select theaters now.

Guest: Filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón