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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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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Mexico | USA

Release Date:

21 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roma See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Shot over a period of 102 days. 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

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

Qué llueva la virgen de le cueva
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Performed by Marco Graf and Daniela Demesa
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Roma.
16 January 2019 | by thomaseastmandSee all my reviews

Quietly and commonly tragic. That's where this film's beauty comes from. However, I would say that there is a degree of cinemanarrative dissonance in that the story being told is one of viscerality, triumph and sorrow but the visual language paints a different picture. Cinematically, the film has beautifully lit shots, masterful camera work and a silky slow pace. It is in this juxtaposition that the film falls short for me. The text and the visuals tell different stories, making the audience feel disconnected from the protagonist. But maybe that disconnection was intentionally done, asking viewers to question their perspective on the everyday tragedy that is so painfully common.


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