Alfonso Cuaron is getting a special tribute…
The 57-year-old Mexican filmmaker’s highly acclaimed film Roma will be honored with Capri, Hollywood’s best foreign language film award.
The film, directed by Cuaron, will receive a special tribute at the festival on December 29 at the Cinema Paradisoin Anacapri.
“This was a unanimous choice, because Roma, a formally perfect and extremely intense film, tells a wonderful and moving story that has literally mesmerized us,” director and Capri chair Lina Wertmullersaid Saturday in a statement. “A film full of love and dignity, a kind of Mexican version of Fellini’s Amarcordcelebrating the generosity of women and offering us a political and historical overview of a wondrous country, full of contradictions and social contrasts. Cuaron’s ingenuity is close to Fellini’s and many other great masters of European cinema.”
Added festival founder Pascal Vicedomini: “We are deeply honored to screen Roma at Capri, Hollywood because this deeply inspired and powerful film will shape the history of cinema.”
Roma, which was inspired by Cuaron’s own life growing up in early 1970s Mexico City, is currently nominated for three Golden Globes(best director, screenplay and foreign language film) and is considered a top contender for the 2019 awards season. Cuaron previously won two Academy Awardsfor best director and editing for Gravity.
The annual event off the coast of Naples has become a key awards campaign stop over the years, given its close proximity to the Academy Awards. The 23rd edition of Capri, Hollywood is set to open Thursday and conclude January 3.