Roma Cuaron was named best film at the British Academy

Roma Cuaron was named best film at the British Academy

Drama by Mexican Director Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma” (“Rome”, Roma) was awarded the British Academy of film and television arts (BAFTA) as best film. This was announced Sunday at the 72nd ceremony major film awards UK in London.

In addition to the main nomination, the tape won three: best Director, best foreign film and best cinematography.

The film tells about dramatic fate of the Mexican middle-class family in the 1970-ies. Roma is a bourgeois quarter of Mexico city, the place where the family story of two women. For the sake of greater authenticity of the picture is black and white. The film was made for streaming service Netflix, which is its distributor in the United States. Budget — $15 million by Accepting the award, cuarón thanked Netflix for “faith and courage”.

“Roma” has received 10 nominations for the Academy award “Oscar”, including best foreign language film. In the film, two Golden globes (for best Director and best foreign language film), Golden lion at the Venice film festival and the Goya award.

The BAFTA prize for best screenplay got the historical film Giorgos Lanthimos “Mistress”, the best actor was Rami Malek of “Bohemian Rhapsody”, actress — Olivia Colman (“Mistress”), actor — Maharshal Ali (“the Green book”), actress — Rachel Weisz (“Mistress”).