La actriz Yalitza Aparicio, y Eugenio Caballero, diseñador de producción vienen a IFF Panamá a presentar Roma en la pantalla grande

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The International Film Festival of Panama is pleased to announce one of the most important films of recent years, Roma, by the Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón, winner of the Oscar for Gravity in 2013. For this presentation we will have the honor of having with us Yalitza Aparicio, main actress and nominated for several international awards, including the Oscar, in addition to Eugenio Caballero, its designer producer.

Finally, with IFF Panama, the resident audience will have the opportunity to see Roma, an artistic and very beautiful film, and fully appreciate it on a big screen since each Cuarón shot is perfectly designed. The filming for big screen was made with the highest digital technology, sound and 4K (four times more defined).


Roma was awarded ten nominations to the Oscars winning Best Director and Best Cinematography. Roma also won awards for Best Director, Best Foreign Film at Golden Globes; Best Film and Best Director at the Critic's Choice Awards; Best Foreign Language Film, Best Direction and Best Cinematography at the British Academy Film Awards and won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival

Based on the experiences lived by Cuarón growing in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City, it is the life of Cleo, the domestic worker of a home inhabited by four children, who feels like her own family, and her parents, a failed marriage.

Alfonso Cuarón
Mexico, United States

Yalitza Aparicio Martínez (Mexico), Actress

Yalitza Aparicio Martínez is a Mexican actress from Oaxaca, Mexico, who made her film debut as Cleo in Roma, earning her a nomination for the Academy Awards for Best Actress. Even though she is of Mixtec origin, she is not fluent in this language and had to learn it for the role. She does not have formal training in acting, but studies pre-school education and has a degree in early childhood education.

Aparicio is the first American Indian woman, the fourth Latina and the second Mexican woman to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. She was also nominated for the Chicago Film Critics Association, Critic's Choice Award, Hollywood Film Awards, Gotham Awards, San Francisco Film Critics Association, The Satellite Awards and Women Critics Circle, as well as recognition from Time Magazine and The New York Times.


Eugenio Caballero (Mexico), Designer Producer

Eugenio Caballero grew up in Mexico City. After studying art history and film history in Florence, Italy, his career as a production designer began in Mexico, with award-winning works on MTV and short films. Soon, he began working on feature films as a production designer, which is responsible for the visual concept of a film, the design style for settings, locations, graphics, accessories, lighting, camera angles and costumes, while working closely with the director and the producer.

Mr. Caballero's credits include about 30 films, 20 of them as a production designer and assistant decorator. He has worked with directors Jim Jarmusch, J.A. Bayona, Baz Luhrmann, Alfonso Cuarón, Sebastián Cordero, Russell Mlcahy among others. With the film A Monster Calls, directed by JA Bayona, he won a Goya, his third nomination for this award and the Gaudí Prize.

Caballero designed the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, for director Daniele Finzi, with whom he also collaborated with Cirque du Soleil in the show "Luzia" in 2016.

Caballero has been nominated 5 times for the Ariel prize, the main film award in Mexico, of which he has won two.