ROMA and Cuarón Named Best Film and Best Director by the New York Film Critics Circle


The New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) has just announced the winners of its 2018 awards and the organization has named the Mexican production Roma as Best Film of the year and its filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón was also announced as the winner for Best Director and Best Cinematography.

Academy Award-winning director Cuarón’s luminous, lyrical drama is named for the Mexico City neighborhood of his childhood. Shot in widescreen black-and-white and set in the early 70s, the story charts a tumultuous year in the lives of a young, live-in maid (quietly stunning newcomer Yalitza Aparicio) and the upper-middle class family she works for and watches over.

Last year, the winners of the NYFCC awards ended up landing in major Oscar races.