Cleo is one of two domestic workers who help Antonio and Sofía take care of their four children in 1970s Mexico City. Complications soon arise when Antonio suddenly runs away with his mistress and Cleo finds out that she's pregnant. When Sofía decides to take the kids on vacation, she invites Cleo for a much-needed getaway to clear her mind and bond with the family.
There are periods in history that scar societies and moments in life that transform us as individuals.
Did You Know?
To avoid a "subjective depiction" of the period, Alfonso Cuarón
chose to shoot the bulk of the film in wide shots, slowing panning over a scene, taking everything in. See more
Throughout the movie we are told that the husband is in Quebec. Towards the end when they go to the Playa and are having dinner, the mother tells the children that he was never in Ottawa. Ottawa is in Ontario and not in Quebec. See more
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.
It looks like the credits are freeze frame. The only thing that moves during the credits are the passing of two airplanes. The clouds don't move during the entire credits. See more
Written by Juan Escamilla Sánchez
Performed by Los Baby's
Published by Predisa / Bicycle
Courtesy of Warner Music Mexico, S.A. de C.V. See more