Playa del Carmen (Mexico), .- The film “Roma”, by Mexican Alfonso Cuarón, won the Platinum Prize for the best script in the sixth edition of these Ibero-American film awards, held in the Mayan Riviera of the Mexican Caribbean.
In the name of Cuarón, who did not attend the gala, the producer of the film Nicolás Celi spoke, who recalled that the director did not let him read the script until filming began.
“The script is beautiful, we could not see it because he did not want to share it with us, when we did it, we saw this magic that the movie has,” he explained.
“Roma”, an autobiographical film by Cuarón, portrays the life of a middle-class family in Mexico in the 1970s and the relationship it has with their domestic employee, Cleo, an indigenous woman played by the acclaimed Yalitza Aparicio.
The work of Cuarón won this year the Oscars for best foreign film, best photography and best direction, awards with which the director consolidated the hegemony of Mexican directors in the US awards.
The film has also been recognized in the Bafta, the Goya, the Golden Globes and the Venice Festival.
The 6th edition of the Ibero-American Film Platinum Awards takes place at the Gran Tlachco Theater of the Xcaret Ecotourism Park, located in the Mayan Riviera of the Mexican Caribbean, which hosts these awards for the second consecutive year.
“Roma” starts as a favorite with nine nominations, including the best fiction Ibero-American film, best direction and best female performance, by Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira.
The Mexican film competes with the Spanish “Campeones”, the Uruguayan “La noche de 12 años” and the Colombian “Pájaros de verano”, whose directors -Javier Fesser, Álvaro Brechner and Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra- are also nominated.
The Platinum are promoted by the Rights Management Entity of Audiovisual Producers (Egeda), together with the Ibero-American Federation of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Producers (Fipca), and have the objective of promoting Ibero-American cinema. (EFE)