Marina De Tavira

16 Feb 19
IndieWire
Yalitza Aparicio’s recent Oscar nomination has been met with praise and enthusiasm in most corners, but not everyone is happy for the “Roma” actress. Video surfaced yesterday of Mexican actor Sergio Goyri criticizing the Academy for honoring “a fucking Indian who says, ‘Yes, ma’am, no, ma’am.'” Aparacio, 25, released a brief statement in response: “I am proud to be an Oaxacan indigenous woman and it saddens me that there are people who do not know the correct meaning of words,” she said. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.indiewire.com/2019/02/diego-luna-roma-interview-yalitza-aparicio-1202043684/” type=”Read More:” target=”_blank”]Diego Luna Interviews ‘Roma’ Oscar Nominee Yalitza Aparicio — Exclusive[/pmc-related-link] Goyri has since apologized. “It was never my intent to offend anyone. I apologize to Yalitza, who deserves [the Oscar nomination] and much more,” he said in an Instagram video (translated by the Guardian). “For me, it is an honor to see a Mexican be nominated for an Oscar.“ It’s far from Aparicio’s first encounter with this, as she addressed last month. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.indiewire.com/2019/01/yalitza-aparicio-racism-roma-mixte-mexico-1202036496/” type=”Read More:” target=”_blank”]Yalitza Aparicio Overcomes Racism While Rising to Fame: ‘I’m Not the Face of Mexico’[/pmc-related-link] “I’m not the face of Mexico,” she said in a New York Times interview conducted before her Oscar nod. “It shouldn’t matter what you’re into, how you look — you can achieve whatever you aspire to.” Aparicio added, “I’d be breaking the stereotype that because we’re Indigenous we can’t do certain things because of our skin color.” “Receiving that nomination would be a break from so many ideas. It would open doors to other people — to everyone — and deepen our conviction that we can do these things now.” “Roma” is up for a total of 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Director, with Aparicio’s co-star Marina de Tavira receiving a Best Supporting Actress nomination as well. View this post on Instagram Asumiendo la Responsabilidad y pidiendo una disculpa pública … A post shared by Sergio Goyri (@sergio_goyri) on Feb 15, 2019 at 11:50am PST
16 Feb 19
NEWSOSCOPE

Yalitza Aparicio, Jharrel Jerome, and Florence Pugh hit the red carpet while attending the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party at the Los Angeles Theatre on Friday night (February 15) in downtown Los Angeles. The three actors – along with Joey King and Pose‘s Indya Moore – are on the covers of the new issue, honoring […]

16 Feb 19
Subject to Change

Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, 2018) I really wanted to like this more than I did — for such a beautiful film where nothing happens, it cranks up tensions of nasty things happening, but the characters seem remarkably unscathed. I was worried about the dog.

16 Feb 19
The Joker On The Sofa

Alfonso Cuarón brings us the life of a maid in 1970s Mexico and the family that she is a part of. SUMMARY Cleo Gutierrez (Yalitza Aparicio) is a maid for a moderately wealthy family in Colonia Roma, a neighborhood in Mexico City. The father of the family, Antonio (Fernando Grediaga), regularly leaves for conferences in […]