John Lui: Art imitates life in Roma

Home-grown director Boo Junfeng (front row, left) and Roma director Alfonso Cuaron (right) at a screening of the film at Filmgarde Bugis+ on Thursday.
Home-grown director Boo Junfeng (front row, left) and Roma director Alfonso Cuaron (right) at a screening of the film at Filmgarde Bugis+ on Thursday.PHOTO: NETFLIX

Alfonso Cuaron went to great lengths to re-create Mexico City in the 1970s for his film, based on his childhood memories

Writer-director Alfonso Cuaron was willing to do what he calls "some maniac stuff" to re-create 1970s Mexico City for his film Roma, a drama based on his boyhood memories.

Not only did the crew find a house that was a replica of the one he used to live in, but they also tracked down the furniture that used to be in his old home.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 22, 2018, with the headline 'Art imitates life in Roma'. Print Edition | Subscribe