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Alfonso Cuaron’s widely admired ROMA will fly the flag for Mexico in the Academy Awards marathon as the country bids to win its first foreign-language Oscar.

Participant Media produced and financed ROMA, while Netflix handles worldwide distribution and will launch the film on its platform on December 14.

The steaming giant is understood to be planning an Oscar-qualifying theatrical release for the film to compete in several categories, and will divulge further details in due course.

Following an infamous stand-off between Netflix and the Cannes Film Festival, the black-and-white, Spanish-language drama premiered to acclaim in Venice, where it won the Golden Lion for best film.

ROMA went on to play Telluride and Toronto, where it screened again on Friday and will screen on Saturday and Sunday.

Cuaron has said the film is a largely autobiographical, based on his upbringing in the Roma suburb of Mexico City.

Yalitza Aparicio portrays a nanny working for an upper-middle-class family who helps the mother (Marina de Tavira) through a tumultuous time when the family patriarch goes on a long business trip.