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The First

Isle of Dogs

Leave No Trace

And the winner is…


The gorgeous, wordless two-minute trailer for Alfonso Cuaron’s masterpiece gives you a sense of the film’s stunning visuals and emotional breadth without giving away many of its best moments. It’s everything we look for in a trailer: a coherent, entertaining glimpse of the cinematic world you’ll soon enter. And it does all that without a single line of dialogue, entrancing viewers with the scope of the film’s narrative and its sense of time and place. (There is a very quick flash of one of Cuaron’s signature long shots at 1:13.)

While Roma doesn’t have a musical score, music helps its trailer build to a meaningful crescendo, punctuated by intertitles of the movie’s many themes: love, courage, hope, change, and home. There are no cheap tricks in this trailer, no gimmicks, nothing that could leave you disappointed or confused about what the film is all about. It lets the film do the talking, and with a film as good as Roma, that’s more than enough.

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