'Roma' Pulls Heartstrings at the Winter 2018 KCET Cinema Series | KCET
'Roma' Pulls Heartstrings at the Winter 2018 KCET Cinema Series
Following a screening of "Roma," actress Marina De Tavira and production designer Eugenio Caballero attended a Q&A hosted by Cinema Series host Pete Hammond. The most personal project to date from Academy Award®-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón, "Roma" follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) - a young domestic worker for a middle class family in Mexico City’s Roma neighborhood.
Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst Mexico’s political turmoil of the 1970s. "Roma" premiered at the Venice Film Festival where it was awarded the Golden Lion. Produced by Esperanto Filmoj and Participant Media, "Roma" will launch globally on Netflix as well as theatrically around the world in December.
Marina De Tavira is a prominent Mexican theatre, film and television actress. Her career has mainly focused on the stage working with the most prestigious theatre directors in Mexico. She has played the lead roles in productions by legendary playwrights like Bertold Brecht, Harold Pinter, David Mamet and Ximena Escalante. In film she has worked with Rodrigo Plá (winner of the Lion of the Future Award in Venice 2007), Carlos Carrera, Issa López, Mariana Chenillo and Hari Sama. Her most recent TV work includes the series "Ingobernable" for Netflix and "Falco" for Amazon directed by Ernesto Contreras. Her work has been nominated and awarded by various theatre critics and journalist associations in Mexico.
Eugenio Caballero was the Academy Award®-winning designer of "Pan’s Labyrinth." Caballero’s work on the film also earned him a host of awards including those from the Art Directors Guild, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the Gold Derby, BAFTA, Goya and Satellite nominations. In total, he has been nominated seven times for the Ariel, Mexico’s top film award, also winning for Carlos Salcés’ Zurdo. Caballero’s credits include "The Limits of Control," "Romeo + Juliet," "Cronicas," "Rage (Rabia)," "Europa Report," "The Runaways," "Aloft," "Club Sandwich," "A Monster Calls," "The Impossible," "Rudo y Cursi" and "Resident Evil: Extinction."
Browse photos and listen to the Q&A from the screening below.
While Mexican immigrants continue to be demonized and characterized as “criminals,” “drug dealers,” “rapists,” “illegal aliens” and “invaders” by American leaders and millions of citizens, they have essentially become “foreigners in their own land.
The informal economy is widespread, diverse, and deeply tied to the formal economy. It is also full of paradoxes and contradictions, which make it difficult to find simple solutions.
Not only did neoliberalism redefine the role of the state, it also intensified the speed and depth of globalization, which radically transformed the economy.
Capitalism is perceived to be a result of policy, social norms, and race and gender discrimination that have ensured a large pool of workers willing to work for low wages.
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