Roma to be New York Film Festival Centerpiece

"Alfonso Cuarón’s film is a wonder," says Kent Jones

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma is the Centerpiece selection of the 56th New York Film Festival
Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma is the Centerpiece selection of the 56th New York Film Festival Photo: Carlos Somonte / Netflix

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced on Wednesday that the Centerpiece selection of the 56th New York Film Festival will be Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA, produced by Esperanto Filmoj and Participant Media, starring Yalitza Aparicio with Marina de Tavira, Daniela Demesa, Nancy García García, and Marco Graf.

The Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair is Kent Jones. Dennis Lim, FSLC Director of Programming and Florence Almozini, FSLC Associate Director of Programming join Kent as the selection committee members.

Kent Jones: “I was absolutely stunned by ROMA from beginning to end—by the craftsmanship and the artistry of everyone involved, by the physical power and gravitational force of the images, by the realisation that I was seeing something magical: a story of ongoing life grounded within the immensity and mystery of just being here on this planet. Alfonso Cuarón’s film is a wonder."

ROMA will be screened at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, October 5.

Netflix will launch Roma globally and in theatres later this year.

The 2018 New York Film Festival runs from September 28 through October 14.

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