Director Alfonso Cuaron fanatically recreated 1970s Mexico City for Roma

Alfonso Cuaron's Roma has won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and is nominated in the Best Director, Best Foreign Language and Best Screenplay categories at the Golden Globes. PHOTO: NETFLIX
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SINGAPORE - Writer-director Alfonso Cuaron was willing to do what he calls "some maniac stuff" to recreate the 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, they tracked down the furniture that used to be in his old home.

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