BAFTA 2019: Roma wins best film

For the first time ever, a Netflix production won best film at yesterday’s BAFTAs’ ceremony. The black and white feature Roma by Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón won Best Film while Alfonso Cuarón won Best Director.

An absolute triumph which started a while ago at the 75th ceremony of the Venice Film Festival chaired by Guillermo del Toro. In Roma, Gravity’s director Alfonso Cuarón returned to personal history and drew inspiration from his childhood in Mexico and family relationships to set his story in the midst of political unrest and the late 1960s and 70s student protests. Now that the film has been awarded so many prizes, will it be launched in theatres around the world?