Roma is getting its own Criterion release and kogonada essay. Lucky us!
Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma certified Netflix’s place in cinema. It was somewhere auteurs could have their vision, reach mass audiences, and still be recognized for awards. But the release on Netflix meant we would never go in-depth and behind the scenes.
In an unprecedented move, Netflix has allowed Roma to be made into a special edition Blu-ray for Criterion. As part of this special release, the film comes with a video essay from none other than kogonada, Columbus director and revered video essayist.
Check out kogonadas latest piece of “sushi” and let’s talk afterward.
After 4 Years, Kogonada is Back with a New Video Essay on Roma
Kogonada made his feature directorial debut with Columbus, which came out in 2017, but he is most famous for his video essays on Wes Anderson, Alfred Hitchcock, Ingmar Bergman, Yasujirō Ozu, and lots of other topics.
So what happens in the video essay?