A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
There are periods in history that scar societies and moments in life that transform us as individuals.
Did You Know?
First-time actress Yalitza Aparicio
was literally plucked from obscurity by writer-director Alfonso Cuarón
. About to become a school teacher, she had 8 months to kill waiting for her test results, and because she had "nothing better to do" in the meantime she auditioned for Cuarón, totally unaware of who he was. The audition process stretched out over a year and, after much consideration, Alfonso chose Yalitza over 110 girls who had vied for the role. See more
Reflection of a few members of the crew is visible during dolly shot as Cleo walks to the movie theater with the family. See more
Mountains are old, but they're still green.
The closing credits ends with a mantra from the Upanishads: "Shantih Shantih Shantih." This is also the closing line of the 1922 poem "The Waste Land" by T. S. Eliot. See more
Vamos a platicar
Written by Héctor Eulogio Meneses Ortega
Performed by Los Socios del Ritmo
Published by Beechwood de México, S.A. de C.V.
Courtesy of Universal Music Mexico, S.A. de C.V. See more