Netflix’s black and white drama Roma has received a lot of buzz since first coming out. A foreign language film told through the eyes of a family maid Cleo and spoken in Spanish and in the indigenous language of Mixtec, it picked up three Oscars at the latest Academy Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles.
It won the Oscar for Best Cinematography, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Director, creating an even bigger hype for those who haven’t seen it yet.
The Oscars aren’t the only awards the film has taken home. It won the Golden Lion at the 75th Venice International Film Festival in August 2018 and won both Best Film and Best Foreign Film at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards.
With limited theatrical release, Cyprus film fans have had the chance to catch the film in cinemas with a few screenings at the end of January and now there will be a couple in March. If you’re eager or curious to see what Roma is all about head to Pantheon Theatre in Nicosia between March 4 and 7.
Set in 1970 and 1971, the film is a semi-autobiographical take on the director’s upbringing in Mexico City, and follows the life of a live-in housekeeper to a middle-class family.
Screenings of the Oscar-winning film Roma. March 4-7. Pantheon Theatre, Nicosia. With English and Greek subtitles. 9.30pm. €8. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/555578431592540/