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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Alfonso Cuarón, the significance of opening the movie with an airplane flying across the sky, reflected in a puddle of water, was to use the planes as a symbol of a transient situation and stating that there's a universe that is broader than the life that these characters have. See more »

Goofs

The subtitles misspell the model name of the family's Ford Galaxie as "Galaxy." See more »

Quotes

Sra. Sofía: We are alone. No matter what they tell you, we women are always alone.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Soundtracks

La suegra
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.
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A memory stright to the brain but will be challenging for some
16 December 2018 | by eden-rabatschSee all my reviews

This will be for many people a type of black and white film they have never experienced. Shot with all the modern digital tools but evoking the neo realists after WWII, this film is like a sheet of transparency held up to the sun: like a memory being intravenously shot into your cortex. Cuaron has been very open in stating this is essentially an autobiographical snapshot of his childhood growing up in Colonial Roma, a neighbourhood in Mexico City but it is also a clear nod to Fellini's Roma and the other neo realists especially Bunuel. Though Curaon's memories, the film is about Cleo, played by Yalitza Aparicio, the maid to the middle class family he grew up in. The film thematically matches very well with 2018. No matter your colour, class, nationality - men are assholes and it is left up to the women to band together and weather life. My issue was that Cleo seems underdeveloped for the main character of a film, passive both in the film and life, which I assume is a result of this being Cuaron's story in many ways and not hers. This is shown in the way Cuaron shoots - nary a closeup but wide frame, camera panning or sliding more typical of a documentary. This all keeps the viewer at a distance. Cuaron has made a masterpiece but it is called Children of Men.


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