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'Roma' is Mexico's Oscars entry for foreign-language category

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

has selected Alfonso Cuaron's Spanish-language memoir "Roma" as its foreign-language entry.

The black and white autobiographical drama recently won at Venice Festival.

will begin streaming "Roma" on December 14 and it's considering giving the a limited theatrical run in the US.

In Mexico, "Roma" had an exclusive one-week release in August in order to qualify as a foreign-language entry.

Cuaron produced, wrote and directed "Roma", which he calls his most personal film yet. He also shot the film himself because his regular cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, was unavailable.

The film draws on Cuaron's memories of growing up in City's "Roma" neighborhood.

Cuaron created history in 2014 when he became the first Mexican-born filmmaker to win a directing for "Gravity". Later, his fellow countrymen and friends ("The Revenant") and ("The Shape of Water") triumphed at with best picture and directing

Despite their individual achievements, has never brought home an for best foreign-language film.

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First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 14:10 IST