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.
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From the moment he started thinking about the film, Alfonso Cuarón
was convinced that it had to be in black and white. See more
The end of the film takes place in 1971, but Señora Sofía pulls into the driveway in a new Renault compact with a front grill badge logo designed by Op-Art originator Victor Vasarely that was not introduced until the following year, 1972. 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
References The Firemen's Ball
Written by Elbert José Moguel Díaz
Performed by Mono Blanco, Gilberto Gutiérrez Silva, Juan Manuel Campechano Yan, Octavio Vega Hernández
Published by Promociones Musicales HR, S.A. de C.V. represented by SACM. See more