Fans of Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” have spent nearly three years wondering how leading actress Yalitza Aparicio would follow-up the three-time Oscar winning drama. Aparicio was a schoolteacher plucked from obscurity to star in “Roma,” which resulted in her becoming the first Mexican woman to be Oscar nominated for Best Actress in 14 years and the first Indigenous woman in history. Aparicio has not acted in a second film until now. As reported by Mexican publication El Universal, production on Aparicio’s second feature kicked off this week in Tlalpujahua in central Mexico.
Aparicio is starring in “Presences,” a horror film from “Innocent Voices” director Luis Mandoki. Damián Alcázar, best known for performances in “Hell” and “Herod’s Law,” is also starring in the movie, which is filming under strict coronavirus safety guidelines. According to El Universal: “The film tells the story of a man who loses his wife and goes to seclude himself in a cabin in the woods, where strange things happen.” Production in Tlalpujahua is expected to last for a month.