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Roma (2018)

R | | Drama | 21 November 2018 (USA)
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A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Director:

Alfonso Cuarón

Writer:

Alfonso Cuarón
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yalitza Aparicio ... Cleo
Marina de Tavira ... Sra. Sofía
Diego Cortina Autrey ... Toño
Carlos Peralta ... Paco
Marco Graf ... Pepe
Daniela Demesa ... Sofi
Nancy García García ... Adela
Verónica García ... Sra. Teresa
Andy Cortés Andy Cortés ... Ignacio
Fernando Grediaga ... Sr. Antonio
Jorge Antonio Guerrero ... Fermín
José Manuel Guerrero Mendoza José Manuel Guerrero Mendoza ... Ramón
Latin Lover Latin Lover ... Profesor Zovek
Zarela Lizbeth Chinolla Arellano Zarela Lizbeth Chinolla Arellano ... Dra. Velez
José Luis López Gómez José Luis López Gómez ... Pediatra
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A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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There are periods in history that scar societies and moments in life that transform us as individuals.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity, some disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Mexico | USA

Release Date:

21 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roma See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Professor Zovek (played by pro wrestler Latin Lover) is based on a real person, an entertainer and escape artist sometimes called "the Mexican Houdini". The character is first seen on a TV screen performing a strongman bit on a variety show, but later appears as the teacher at the training camp. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Fermín: And I started drinking, and then huffing. I was dying. But then I discovered martial arts. And everything came into focus. Just like when you look at me.
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An amazing film for the history of cinema. But maybe not for the audience's history.
8 January 2019 | by joshkurtzerSee all my reviews

"I just watched this film and I didn't really like it that much as everyone else does. But I have no idea why I don't."

This film creates exceptional reality with the details of the characters, and how they traverse with each other in their day-to-day lives. The way that the characters related to one another, and spoke with each other was just as if we went away for a short time into our cinemas or screens, to view a family 50 years ago go about their lives. It was an amazing film to experience as an aspiring filmmaker, but because of all that realism, I felt it left something crucially important out.

Watching this film was like going out on a date with an attractive girl/guy who had all the great features they can have, but there was no real personal connection with me. They just sat there on the date in front of me, telling me about their lives and what they did, instead of having any real relation with them about what they do or have done.

The reason that I think most people dislike this film (for the odd reasons they state) is that there was no film to audience connection, or in other terms, that it was passive. Yes of course there was continual heart warming emotion displayed throughout all areas of the scenes, but some of the scenes conveyed too much realism (yes too much) to not even address the audience watching the film. And no, if you are thinking that the film should have been more active with the viewer, with on-the-nose dialogue, or voice-overs towards the audience, no. I just wanted a reason to keep watching, that's what connection is within a film. Yes the acting, cinematography, editing, etc was all superb, but there was no real reason I wanted to play along with the film.

I felt that it was as if the film was so well executed it won the hearts of many cinema lovers, and filmmakers, but it did not cater for the audience of the world who aren't into the minor details of cinema. A good story is something that the audience should be apart of from the opening scene, to the ending shot- as to be honest, I sadly didn't feel within this film, like the quote stated above.

It spent too much time looking good for the people, instead of really delving into the hearts of the audiences, which is what I personally love out of a good film. As a filmmaker however, I can definitely say I will be watching this again and again due to its immaculate execution of filmography and craft.

Thank you Alfonso Cuarón.

8/10

  • j.kurtzer


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