The Realism Of Roma's Sets Became An Obsession For Alfonso Cuarón

The Realism Of Roma's Sets Became An Obsession For Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón's 2018 film "Roma" serves two functions. Primarily, it is a nostalgia piece for the director, who set the film in Mexico City in 1971, the time and place of his own childhood. Secondarily, it was a style piece for Cuarón, who modeled a great deal of his film's tone and visuals to the works of Federico Fellini (to whose works some critics compared "Roma"). 

"Roma" tells the story of Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a live-in maid for a relatively wealthy family in Mexico. The film's drama begins with her discovering she is pregnant, but "Roma" takes us out onto beaches, into street fairs, into bedrooms,...

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